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Hi I'm Carmen

My goal is to save and restore our water resources. I am scientist, a Mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in El Salvador. I came to the United States in pursue of my bachelor degree. I studied Environmental Science at BYU, and graduated in 2006. I performed soil chemical analysis in Yucatan, Mexico for ancient Maya ruins. I graduated from Clemson University with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. My work involves developing sustainable technologies and methods for waste/drinking water and renewable energies in Latinamerica. I love wetlands and its valuable contributions to the environment. I am happily married to a good southern boy, and I am mom.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager, I had many questions. I grew up as Catholic and I was happy with what I knew about the gospel. However, it was until the missionaries called my home phone number (they never do that but my case was an exception) I was able to learn the full gospel of Jesus Christ. As I was able to learn more about the book of Mormon and the principles of the Gospel, my desires to know the truth increased. It was until I had prayed that everything became more clear, I was happy with the things I was learning, I knew that what the book of Mormon teaches is good, and it comes from God. This is a big question for many people, how to recognize the feeling that it is right? For me was not too complicated, as I was doing my research and inquiring about principles with my religion teachers in the Catholic school, I was weary and overwhelmed with their answers; but as soon as I spoke with the missionaries the discussion was clearer and reassuring, and when I knelt down to pray about the things that the missionaries shared with me, I felt good and peaceful to a level that I have never experience before. That's how I knew it was right, that joy that comes from doing the right thing. For example, when you open the door for someone in need or got out of your way to help somebody else, that good feeling come from God.

How I live my faith

I was able to teach the primary and I was blessed to share with my seven-year old children the importance of a testimony and the choice to follow Jesus Christ, thus make baptismal covenants. I have the opportunity to learn and serve other women in the Church through visiting teaching program. And most of all, I love sharing with others the blessing of the Gospel, whenever possible. I do love learning from others and their cultures, and I love serving in the community. I had the opportunity to serve in cleaning projects, aid to developing countries, relay for life service, tutor students, etc. But above all, I love being friends with those around me, and be there during the goods and bad times.