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Hi I'm Eliza

I live in Washington D.C., work in International Relations, run, and eat chocolate. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my favorite person in the whole world, Geoff, and we live in Washington D.C. Originally I'm from California. I grew up doing ballet, running, swimming, hiking, and reading. I served a mission in Antofagasta, Chile. I studied Political Science and International Development at BYU, and prior to my current job I worked in the Utah State Legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives, and part time at a gelato shop (to pay off my student loans). I now work at USAID and I love my job. I'm passionate about economic development and human rights, especially religious freedom. My husband and I like to run marathons, read Harry Potter, and learn how to bake new things. At church, we are currently in the nursery (with children ages 2-3), and we love it. I feel incredibly blessed. Not only is the gospel a constant source of peace and happiness in my life, but it has also brought me a rewarding career and the greatest blessing that I could ever dream of- my husband. We were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, and I'm so glad that I'll have all of forever to learn from Geoff.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church every Sunday, but I still had to decide what and who to be. I never had doubts that the church contained truth, but I when I was younger, I wasn't sold on the idea that there could only be one true church. I didn't understand that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was and is the only church that acts under the authority of Christ Himself. So I prayed about it and felt a confirmation through the influence of the Holy Ghost that there was indeed only one true church. I am grateful that I did because now I can never deny what I feel and know to be truth.

How I live my faith

I participate in my church by attending every week, sharing my beliefs with my co-workers when it's appropriate, keeping the commandments in a very non-commandment keeping place (D.C.), and trying to make the world a better place.