Hi I'm Ryan
I'm a husband, a father, a paleontologist, a writer, a polyglot, and a Mormon.
I am a graduate student studying paleontology. If you want to know about the fossil sea urchins of South America I'm your guy (or at least working on being that guy). I have a BA in Spanish, both a BS and an MS in Geology, and served a mission for the Church in Brazil.
Why I am a Mormon
Both of my parents are converts to the Church, so I grew up in the Church. When I was baptized at the age of 8 I felt what I was doing was right, and at 15 I sought and received further spiritual confirmation of the truth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and The Book of Mormon. I served a mission because of my knowledge, and hold my faith in God to be the most important thing in my life.
How I live my faith
I speak and act each day in the manner I feel the Lord expects of me. I seek the Lord's guidance through prayer and scriptures each day.