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Hi I'm Mike.

I'm a marathon joggler, I'm a Biomed major, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently working on a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences. After that, I'm hoping to get a PhD and become a medical researcher. I love science and biology because I feel closer to God when I'm learning about his handiwork. When I'm not busy with school, I love to rock climb, read, juggle, run long-distance, and run while juggling (joggling)!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon, so I was raised as one. But I would never have felt comfortable basing something as important as my religion on their beliefs and not my own, so I've spent years studying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and its teachings. To me, they make perfect sense. I believe they truly answer important and profound questions, like where we came from and what the purpose of life is. But more than that, I've read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. I've asked God if it was really His word, and I received an answer that it is. And so can you! As I've tried to live the teachings and principles of my church, I've felt my personal relationship with God and Christ grow day by day. I've seen God turn weaknesses into strengths, in my life and in those of others around me. With Him, all things are possible and there is always hope. Life isn't always easy, but I've always been able to find happiness and strength through my religion.

How I live my faith

As a follower of Christ, my goal is always to be more like Him. That means trying to see others as He does and trying to serve others as He would, wherever I am. At church, I've taught a Sunday School class and visited members of our congregation each month to make sure everything was going well with them and to see if I could help in any way (a church-wide practice we call "home teaching"). I'm also about to spend two years as a full-time missionary in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.