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Hi I'm Ali

I am an Emergency Medicine doctor in training, an avid runner and triathlete, a lover of the outdoors and adventure. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with my wonderful Mom and Dad, 2 sisters and 2 brothers - They are all my best friends. I attended college at Colorado State, and later Utah State. I ran track and cross-country throughout college and continue to run and compete in marathons, trail races, and triathlons. I have competed in a couple Ironman races, and hope to do more! Right now, my time is mostly occupied with medicine. I attended medical school at the University of Utah. I am now in my second year of residency in Emergency Medicine. Medicine has allowed me to do service and research both locally and abroad. I have loved learning about other religions and cultures in Ghana, Peru, India, Ecuador, the Navajo Nation, and locally. I look forward to hopefully being a wife and mom one day as well! The things I enjoy most include... Hanging out with my family, being an auntie to my 5 beautiful sweet nieces and 2 energetic darling nephews (no bias here). Exploring the beautiful mountains and deserts on foot, on a bike, or on skis. Trying to keep myself motivated to run, bike, and swim through Marathons and Triathlons. Playing in water on a wakeboard, waterski, or surfboard. Making music on the violin and piano with my family. Traveling and learning more about other cultures. Attempting to become a cowgirl with my mom (I was raised in a SLC suburb, but I’m a country girl at heart).

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored on the Earth. This gospel provides me with such peace and comfort. There have been times in my life, whether competing in college track, or striving to be the perfect medical student, or trying to keep up with the rigors of residency, where I have felt like I don’t quite measure up. No matter how hard I trained, or how much I studied, or how hard I worked, in my mind it wasn’t going to be good enough. That is the beautiful thing about the gospel and the Atonement of Jesus Christ…We don’t have to be perfect, and we won’t be perfect; We just have to do our best! And our best IS good enough. The lord makes up the rest. There is always hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also love the knowledge I have that families are forever. I love my family so incredibly much. They truly are my best friends. We have so much fun together! I cannot imagine not being with them in the eternities. I love that the gospel of Jesus Christ provides me with this knowledge and the ability to be with them forever. I love that we have living prophets on the Earth today! They can help guide us through these crazy, tumultuous times. The prophet Joseph Smith restored the gospel of Jesus Christ. He translated the Book of Mormon, written by ancient prophets in the Americas, for our times. We continue to receive direction and revelation through our prophets and leaders today. We can also receive personal revelation, through prayer, which can help guide us in our lives. I love this gospel and this church. I love that we are all imperfect people striving to do our best! This church is not perfect and the people in this church are not perfect, but the gospel of Jesus Christ IS perfect.

How I live my faith

I try to be a light in a world that is increasingly dark. With the craziness of residency, I don’t always have time to do formal “service” like I used to. Life gets busy and crazy; sometimes the only “service” you can give is a warm smile or some words of comfort. As I see and treat patients and families from all walks of life – from the patient addicted to drugs, to the innocent infant… or the family who just lost their loved one, I try to view each patient as our Savior would see them and be a glimmer of hope in their time of need. I can’t always have the satisfaction of being a healer and alleviating pain and suffering in my line of work, but I can always show compassion hopefully provide some comfort. I strive to be a disciple of Christ. I want to be an instrument in his hands for good. I hope to do this through my career, as well as in my everyday life.