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Hi I'm Warren

I'm a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I thrive on new challenges. Coming from a family of six kids, there was a constant flux of activities. We all play violin, and I've performed in symphonies growing up. In high school I excelled in the performing arts and academics and chose to study chemical engineering in college. After my freshman year, I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Louisiana which was absolutely amazing. Upon returning, I continued with my schooling and participated in recreational gymnastics on the side. After graduation, biomedical engineering called my name, and now I'm pursuing my PhD in the field by developing new ways to heal patients after heart attack.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church while in college, so I grew up Mormon. However, I didn't eventually had to gain a belief of my own in the church. I am a Mormon because of the peace and "spiritual nudgings" that I feel. Some might think that being a scientist makes it difficult to have faith in things that you can't prove via the scientific method, but I feel like my position provides different ways of knowing truth- in science we use reason to arrive at a conclusion, but those are based on our understanding of the world around us. Although it is important to think critically about spirituality, eventually a testimony in faith is given to us through thinking about and listening for answers. When I am in the laboratory, scientific progress excites me. When I'm in spiritual settings, I feel a sense of peace and Truth. Both are wonderful and important to me, and the latter lets me know that there's something beyond the former.

How I live my faith

 I am the director for the local college congregation. It's a great time to express praises to our Heavenly Father and His Son through song. I love it. Also, I'm a "home teacher", which means that I take a individualized spiritual message to a few members of the congregation on a monthly basis. I've gained some great friends out of this responsibility.