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Hi I'm Katy

I am a young professional working in Seattle. I'm passionate about social innovation and changing the world. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hmm, where to start with this? I just graduated from BYU with a degree in business strategy. Now I'm living in Seattle and working for a large tech company. Some of my favorite things in life include hiking, beaches, exploring the world, meeting new people, and trying new things. I also love to read. A lover of live and a seeker of truth, I'm very idealistic, but also very logical. I believe that every person on this earth is a child of God and has an enormous potential to change the world for the better. I often think deeply about how I can better fulfill my purpose in life and how to help others to fulfill theirs too. I'm fascinated by people who are passionate enough about causes to commit their lives those causes. One of my most fulfilling life experiences was serving an 18 month mission in Argentina (Buenos Aires and Patagonia). I loved my mission because it was a time where I was pouring every ounce of passion I possessed into a cause that I truly believed in. I went to sleep every night exhausted, but so fulfilled. I also loved my mission because I got to know and love so many new people. I hope to find a long term career that will allow me to pour out my passion to love and help people in meaningful and sustainable ways. I also love school. I guess that's because I love to learn and am an inherently curious person. I'm hoping to go to grad school sometime in the next couple of years, probably to study human centered design.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe that this is the most correct church on earth, and because following gospel principles makes me happy. I feel that I owe much of my success, peace, and happiness in life to my obedience to god's commandments and activity in his church. I know that my heavenly father loves me and has a plan for my life. My membership in the Mormon church helps me to understand God's plan for me. I the doctrine taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I believe that God has restored his church on the earth at this time and has given us modern day prophets who receive revelation that we need right now. One of my most important conversion experiences happened when I was 14 years old. I felt a great need to know for myself if I really was a daughter of God, as I had been taught to believe growing up. I remember that night in my room, where I prayed sincerely, needing to know if I was a daughter of God, or not. As I sat in my room pondering after the prayer, I felt a warmth and comfort fill me, almost as if I was receiving a hug from my loving heavenly father. I felt him tell me in my heart that yes, I am his daughter, and that he has a plan for me. That was a very important start to a relationship that has blessed my life immensely ever since. I still come to the Lord with heartfelt questions and the answers don't always come immediately like they did that night when I was 14, but they do always come when I ask with a sincere heart. I am so grateful for the church in my life. I hope that if you're looking into the church that you will read the Book of Mormon and sincerely ask God if it's true. I know that he will answer your prayers.

How I live my faith

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. I try to live my faith by prioritizing the things of God in my life. Sometimes it's hard to keep my priorities in the right order, but one thing that has helped me immensely is this simple rule that I learned from my mission president: 1. The first person who I speak to every day should be the Lord (in prayer). 2. The first thing that I read every day is the Book of Mormon, and other scriptures. 3. My first priority every Sunday is to worthily partake of the sacrament in church. I also live my faith by performing my calling in church. I am currently serving as the Family Home Evening (FHE) Co-Chair of my ward, which means that I lead a committee of members to plan activities to bring the ward together every Monday night. These activities are supposed to be both fun and spiritually uplifting. It's a great way for a lot of us young single adults, many of whom are living away from our families, to develop a strong network of friendships and people who we can love and serve. One of my favorite FHE activities that we've had recently was an improv night. People brought wigs and costumes and props and we played improv games and took candid pictures in front of a green-screen. Other than that, I try to be a good member missionary and to share my testimony of Jesus Christ with others. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been the power that has most enabled me to be happy and to find fulfillment and purpose in this life, and I love sharing it with others. I believe that God has an individualized plan for each one of us as his children. I am seeking to align my desires with God's desires for me. I try to communicate with the Lord frequently through prayer, telling him how my day is going, what things I'm working on, what things I want to change, and asking him for help and feedback on what more I can be doing. I know that he hears my prayers and answers them.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

The husband and wife are equal leaders in the family with distinct and eternal roles to peerform. Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and their children. For more information, see "The Family, A Proclamation to the World." Show more Show less