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Hi I'm Patrick

I'm a composer. I'm a biostatistician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at the Harvard School of Public Health, getting a Ph.D. in biostatistics, and I couldn't be more excited: I want my mathematical creativity to be directed towards improving the lives of others. I've been given so much, and I feel very strongly that my life's work should be to give back. But by night, I am a composer. I write both piano music and electronic work. I never know if it's going to be more than a hobby, but writing music energizes me, and it brings joy to my friends and family. I hope to be a father, and that writing will be a blessing to my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My whole life, I have been a Truth-seeker. I have always asked the hard questions, and I've heard a lot of different answers. Science draws me with its cool rationale, and art draws me with its open-mindedness. However, when I start to ask for answers, both worlds seem to come up empty-handed, no matter how hard I dig. The Truth is, answers don't come from our brains. After all the analyzing and creativity, we need the Truth to reach out to us and tell us what it is. And the Truth is so comforting: it's a Person, made of flesh, divine and intimate, full of endless logic and creativity... And to our incredible joy, He has reached out an reestablished His church in modern times! I'm a Mormon because I sought the Truth, and found it.

How I live my faith

Because I'm new to Boston, I'm just starting to build my new friendships here. People come to Boston from all walks of life, all around the world, so I have been so privileged to bounce ideas off of people from a very wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. Yet the things of the soul are on everyone's mind, and I love to give my perspective as a member of the church - it's led to some very interesting conversations! As my relationships grow deeper, I anxiously await to discuss the church more with my friends. For myself, the congregation of Mormons have been so welcoming! I attend church, I participate in church service and teaching, and, of course, there's plenty of socializin'. Every week at church and every activity otherwise reminds me why this is God's restored church, and what a blessing it is to be a part of it. I would love to talk to you! Don't hesitate to ask!