Career Day: Food Scientist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi! I’m Kiery. I’m a Mormon and a food scientist. I love food and by love, I mean LOOVE food! I have always been obsessed with it. I have worked in the food industry from my first job on—with the exception of a stint at […]

Career Day: Horticulturist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Crystal, and I’m a horticulturist.  I’ve lived most of my life in Salt Lake City, but went to Oregon State University where I received a B.S. in Horticulture.  I currently live in Salt Lake City and work at Red Butte Garden and […]

Having A Purpose For Your Work

Image credit: Michael Krigsman by Nan My mom is a nurse and my dad is an engineer. I grew up thinking of “work” as something tangible. Mom told us stories of exciting, life-or-death situations. My favorites were the ones when she would know more than the new residents. My father took us on long car […]

Voices from the Past: Martha Hughes Cannon: A Case for Mentoring

Martha Hughes Cannon with her daughter Mattie, 1899. Photo courtesy of Utah State Historical Society. by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof I was walking to my work at ksl.com one day when I stopped and looked at a granite boulder atop a slab of concrete. I had walked by this spot countless times on my commute to […]

Career Day: Genetics Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Emily Bates and I am a research professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. I head a research group that tries to understand the genetic causes of disorders that primarily affect children: syndromes of birth defects and […]

Stuck Like Glue

by Nan Some conversations stick with you. And not in the delightful way that great food sticks to your ribs. More like superglue that irritates your skin and is impossible to remove. Five years ago I was struggling with all the things a young mother wrestles with. The demands of my three young sons seemed […]

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