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Hi I'm Maggie

I'm the oldest of four kids. I'm an undergraduate studying Biochemistry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend most of my time studying at University of Washington, but, when I do get a break, I enjoy playing tennis, exploring Seattle, and volunteering for various organizations. My most meaningful volunteer work has been over the past 3 years with a non-profit physical therapy clinic that specializes in treating kids with neuromuscular disorders. Helping a child walk without crutches for the first time in their life is incredibly rewarding and inspires me to appreciate the blessings I take for granted. In part because of my experience there, I am working towards going to medical school and becoming a pediatrician. It's a grueling process, but the service I have given and have the potential to give as a result of being in this pathway have already made it worth the effort.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know I've found complete truth in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The search for truth penetrates every level of our society; we write works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, scientific journals, midterm papers, blogs and newspaper articles in its pursuit and it's frustrating that, in many cases, it's impossible to distinguish between what seems true and what is actually true. Yet, in the midst of all of that, the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches "things as they really are", the most important of these things being that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He has atoned for each of our sins and has provided a way through which we can have eternal life. Having this one central truth gives my life clarity and meaning and is undoubtedly the foundation of my faith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a way that is consistent with the truths I have learned from the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that I am a daughter of God and that He knows what is best for me, so I choose to obey his commandments such as the Word of Wisdom and the Law of Chastity. I know that through the Plan of Salvation, God has provided a way for me to live with my family for eternity, so I try to strengthen my relationships with my parents and siblings while preparing for my own future role as a mother. I know that Christ gave His life for me, so I strive to devote my time and efforts to Him by providing service and loving my neighbor. One way I give of my time is by giving service in my congregation, or ward. I am in charge of organizing the music for our meetings and directing a choir made up of members of the ward. Though the task is sometimes daunting, especially when I consider my inexperience in choral conducting, I know that the Savior recognizes and accepts my sacrifice.