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Hi I'm Niki

I have a PhD in Physics and a six-month-old daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved science, so I went to school and got a PhD in physics. My research was in lasers and optics, and I even helped make a mirror that is on a satellite orbiting Venus. I married my best friend after I finished college, and we have a beautiful six-month-old daughter. I recently left my job doing research at a university so I could be a full-time mother to my baby girl. I just know that I want to be the one raising her. Maybe she'll love science just as much as I do!

Why I am a Mormon

One of our beliefs as Mormons is that by following the teachings of Jesus Christ and His church, we can gain the greatest happiness in life. I have found that to be so true!! Some things are difficult, like when I chose to leave my rewarding and challenging career to serve my family. However, I have found so much happiness because of it, and I know that it is what I am meant to be doing right now. Our Father in Heaven has a plan for us, and it is greater than the plan we have for ourselves!

How I live my faith

My job in our church is to choose the hymns we will sing each week. I try to prayerfully study the upcoming lessons and choose songs that will complement and expound on them. I hope that by the songs we sing to open and close our meetings, the Holy Spirit will choose to be with us.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

I love the Word of Wisdom. It especially emphasizes that we should avoid certain items that are harmful and addictive. It may be true that one drink won't hurt, but how many can stop at just one? There is safety in avoiding harmful addictive substances completely. I have never had a sip of alchohol or a puff of a cigarette, and I am sure I have never regretted it. How many can say the same about their first drink or smoke? Show more Show less