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Hi I'm Julia

I'm from Michigan, I'm about to get my Bachelor's in History, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of six kids, and my youngest sibling was born when I was a senior in high school. My dad is a professor of finance, so I've spent my entire life going from college town to college town. I've lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, Provo, Utah, and Stanford, California. Right now I am at BYU, studying history and family history. I like to read and bake and play piano. I just got married to my best friend in December, and we are learning how to adjust to life with each other. We're excited to start a family someday, but for now we enjoy making a home for ourselves in Bountiful, Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because it makes me happy. When I say that, I don't mean that it makes me happy in a shallow way, like food or drugs can, but that it makes me happy as a person. The gospel provides me with a way of life that helps me have a happy disposition and a sunny outlook no matter what happens, because I know that it is true and that it is right.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a friend. I try to listen to others and be a vessel for God's love for them. On a different level, I live my faith by acting as a Family History Consultant for my ward at BYU. I know that "genealogy is for old people," but I do my best to pique the interest of young people, because when we are young we have better memories, access to resources, and more energy to do the work required.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that families are forever. When a couple is married with the proper authority (the priesthood), their children are "born in the covenant." A covenant is a promise between a person or couple and God, so saying that a child is born in the covenant just means that he or she was born to parents who were married in the temple by priesthood authority. Through that authority, family ties can last through eternity, even after death. Show more Show less