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Hi I'm Shannon

I'm getting my MBA. I've travelled to over 25 countries. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Seattle but have moved around a bit since then. My biggest move was relocating with my company for 2.5 years in London, England. I love to travel and explore the diverse cultures and beauty the world has to offer. I'm currently working in marketing and I love how it is stretching me professionally.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home where my immediate family was all active in the church. I enjoyed the teachings, activities and friends the church provided, and believed and lived the gospel teachings throughout my youth. When I was in college, my testimony deepened as I dedicated myself to consistently studying the scriptures and praying on an individual basis. I had many personal witnesses of the truthfulness of the restoration of the gospel, the plan of salvation and the Savior's birth, life and atonement. Another life experience with confirmed my belief in the gospel was when I did a study abroad program in Jerusalem for a semester. As I studied the scriptures and visited the locations I was reading about in the bible, my knowledge and testimony grew significantly. It's difficult to express, but I have a very real testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ: his birth, life, mission, atonement and resurrection are all precious truths and are fundamental to my faith in his restored gospel. My testimony continues to grow as I live the gospel's teachings, feel a witness from the Holy Ghost and recognize the many blessings from God in my life.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm assigned to be a teacher during our Sunday meetings. To me, my role as a teacher is to facilitate a spiritual, class discussion. I introduce the central gospel topic for the lesson, then try to find ways for those I teach to really teach each other by sharing their thoughts, experiences and testimonies.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

We absolutely do! One way this is apparent is in the words of our leaders in encouraging all (both men and women) to pursue advanced education opportunities. I'm currently getting my master's degree in business administration and have loved the experience. No matter where my future takes me professionally and personally, I know that taking advantage of this great learning opportunity has helped refine me and develop my knowledge and skills. With these advantages, I hope to make an even greater positive contribution to the world. Show more Show less