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Hi I'm Claire

Hello! I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and currently am a student studying genetics and business.

About Me

I'm currently a student studying Genetics and Biotechnology with a biobusiness emphasis. I love art as well; I've dabbled in graphic design, drawing, and ceramics and have danced contemporary and ballroom. I also love volunteering, when time permits.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I was born into this faith, yes, and I love the spiritual and social support I get from being a part of the community, yes, but the core reason that I am a Mormon is that I have felt the Savior's love and influence in my life and His gospel just has brought so much joy to my life! This gospel is full of truth and purpose; He not only loves His children, but also cares so deeply about you and your well-being and ultimate happiness.

How I live my faith

"Living faith" isn't something that just happens on Sunday; to truly living faith is a lifestyle. I'm not perfect at it, but it's about always trying. Though I think this section is more geared toward how I've been involved in the church: I've been a part of the LDS church ever since I was born. Over the years, I've had chances to work with my peers and watch out for others, as well as plan activities to get involved!

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Claire
Families give us a setting to learn to love, to work through issues, to come together. It's not always easy, but it's worth it. They are a source of social support, but more than that, a family is central to God's ultimate plan. Through obedience to God's commandments, we can be with our families eternally. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Claire
Being a Mormon, day to day, is not too different than anything else. We go to school and work, we interact with all kinds of people, we are just people trying to do what's best, just like everybody else. I feel like the biggest difference in my life as a result of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that I feel like I have developed a sense of purpose and joy through studying his Gospel by going to church every Sunday, studying the scriptures, praying, and striving to live what I learn - things like love, charity, faith, patience, and humility. It's a continual process of learning and living what you learn. Show more Show less