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Hi I'm Kristin

I grew up as a Marine Corps brat. I've worked all over the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My dad was in the Marine Corps, so I grew up all over the place. We lived in Japan and several states on the east and west coasts. I'm a physician currently working in public health. I've done volunteer medical work in South and Central America, and I've worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders in Kenya and South Sudan. I also spent 5 years working for the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. I like to read, I love music, I've started competing in triathlons, and I love to hike. My favorite place in the world is the Southwest, where I love to hike in Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks. I'm learning Spanish and French right now in the hopes of doing more medical volunteer work overseas.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the church, I was encouraged to know for myself whether the teachings of the church were true, and I've gained that knowledge little by little over the years. The church has instilled in me guiding principles on how to live my life and what I need to do to live up to my full potential. I know that I am a child of God. I know that we can receive personal revelation to help us live our lives in the way that Christ would want us to live. We can also receive revelation through living prophets, who give us guidance and knowledge. I believe that service to others will help us develop the Christlike attributes that we need in order to return to live in the presence of God.

How I live my faith

I've tried to use my talents to serve others, working and volunteering in medically underserved communities. I attend church each Sunday, and I go to the temple every month. I pay 10% of my earnings to the church to support the work. I love to read the Ensign (our church magazine) each month to read the words of the prophet and other leaders, and I try to follow their guidance.