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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm studying at Notre Dame. I'm from Minnesota. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am a student studying graduate-level accounting at Notre Dame. I will be taking Minnesota's Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam this upcoming summer before I begin working full-time for Deloitte in Minneapolis. I love spending time in the outdoors whether I'm riding my bicycle, playing golf, or camping in the woods. I have a goal to visit all US National Parks in my life. Nature is a beautiful place to be in and I believe that God created the earth for us to enjoy and take care of it. I also love spending time with my best friend: my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was little, my parents always taught me about God. They took me to church and raised me as a Mormon. When I was seventeen, I wasn´t quite sure if I wanted to keep up the Mormon thing. One night, I was riding in the car with a friend. We were talking about colleges, and I mentioned how students that go to Brigham Young University (BYU, which is a Church-sponsored school) have a lot of success in their jobs and happiness in their lives. She then responded, "Well, yeah. They know who they are They aren´t wasting their time getting drunk or partying." In that moment, I realized that I had forgotten who I was. I remembered what my parents had always taught me: I am a child of God. I have a Father in Heaven. Since that night, I began to think differently about life and the world. I think that there are a lot of people who would like to know why they are here or what the purpose of life is. For me, being a Mormon is understanding where I am from, why I am here, and where I am going. And then living in such way so I can return home with my Father in Heaven having become more like Him.

How I live my faith

I firmly believe that all of us, no matter our skin color, religion, or country of origin, I believe that every human is a child of God, our Father in Heaven. And as children of God, I believe that we are all brothers and sisters. I thus live my faith by serving others. I strive to give to the poor by donating to local food banks and carrying restaurant gift cards to give to people I see on the street. I served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City and so I can speak Spanish. I try to use these skills by volunteering at Hispanic community centers and teach English to non-native speakers. I also give blood as often as I can so that people who need blood have access to it. When Jesus Christ was on the earth, he served among the poor and sick and taught us to do the same. I strive to do that in my life.