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Hi I'm Avery

I am a biologist. I taught kids with disabilities how to ride horses. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college in August of 2012 in Physiology and Developmental Biology. I love the life sciences, particularly human anatomy, and hope to be a doctor. I enjoy running and have run two marathons. I also love riding horses, hiking, skiing, and playing the piano. I love traveling and am grateful for my experiences on studies abroad. I have studied in Vienna and in Jerusalem. I love volunteering, particularly with people with disabilities. I have worked as a horseback riding instructor for children with disabilities and a TA in a Human Anatomy Lab. My sister is my best friend, and I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because going to church and following the commandments of God makes me so happy. I have met so many amazing people and become friends with them through my church experiences. I love being part of an organization that does so much good and is so much bigger than me. The things that I have learned from the gospel have protected me from making choices that I will regret later. It is through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I have learned that I am a daughter of God, that He loves me, and that I have value. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings me peace. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know that He lived a perfect life and atoned for my sins and for yours. He is the son of God and my Savior. I know that it is through Him and only through Him that I can be saved and return to my Heavenly Father. I also know that I have access to His perfect atonement because Joseph Smith is the prophet who restored the priesthood to the Earth. I love being a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I plan activities for the women in my ward (the congregation that I attend). We do service activities such as tying quilts for a hospital or visiting the local recycling center. I visit with other women in my ward and develop friendships and discuss messages from the Church's magazine, the Ensign. I have taught the young women in my ward and absolutely loved getting to know and become friends with those wonderful girls. I served a mission for the Church in eastern Russia and returned a little less than a year ago. The people I met in Irkutsk, Ulan Ude and Sakhalin, Russia will forever have a place in my heart.