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Hi I'm Lyndie

I love science and engineering. I am a Division 1 Crew Athlete at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn. I especially love science and math. I love to learn how and why things work. I also love to build things. I helped start a robotics team at my high school and was captain for our rookie season. I am studying Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical concentration at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am a Division 1 crew athlete at MIT. I love hiking, swimming, skiing, kneeboarding, and simply enjoying the beauty of the earth and being active. I also love to teach. I spent most of middle school and high school working as a volunteer tutor and it eventually became my job. There is a special joy that comes from being able to take some of the knowledge I have gained and use it to help someone else learn and understand new things. I am originally from Utah and grew up as a Mormon. I will be serving a full-time mission in Denver, Colorado and am excited for the opportunity to serve and teach the people of Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church and had many wonderful examples to learn from, but eventually it became time for me to come to know for myself what is right and what is true. There have been many experiences throughout my life that have helped shaped me and my beliefs, and through these I have come to know that God lives, that Christ is our Savior, and that the Book of Mormon is true. When I was 15 I suffered from an illness that brought me very near to death. As I struggled with this illness for some time, I came to a point where I knew I could not survive much longer on my own. I was praying fervently for strength, and to know if God was really there for me. My prayer was answered one Sunday as I listened to the words of a beautiful hymn, scared that I could not fight any longer and I was not yet ready to die. An amazing peace washed over me, and I knew that God was there, that He loves me, and that He has a plan for me and was watching over me the whole time. As I turned my trust over to God and trusted in his plan, whether it was for me to die or to recover, I received strength in and through Christ to keep fighting to heal when I had been unable to keep fighting of my own accord anymore. The Book of Mormon helped me to find strength and to trust more fully in him. As I miraculously grew stronger and was able to survive this illness, I knew that I had been left here because my work on this earth is not yet finished. Each day I live is a chance for me to continue the work God needs me to do here before I can return home to his peace someday, in his timing and as part of his plan for me. I do not know the meaning of all things, and I cannot explain why sometimes bad things are suffered to happen to good people, but I do know without a doubt that God lives and that He loves each and every one of us. He has a plan for each of us and is watching over us. He has provided us with prayer, scriptures, and other blessings as guidance to help us find Him in our lives.

How I live my faith

My faith has become an integral part of my life. It guides me to strive to be kinder to all, and to help uplift those around me. One of the ways I have worked to help those around me is through teaching others. I am always happy to lend a hand to neighbors or classmates who are struggling. I have also volunteered as a tutor for some local refugee students. I strive to use the talents and the knowledge with which I have been blessed to help others learn and grow. I have served as a member of a committee in my local ward organized to serve those in need, from bringing meals to ward members who are sick to giving someone a small treat for their birthday to remind them that we care about them. I have also served as an officer of the Latter-Day-Saint Student Association at MIT. We plan and host events within the community and invite both Mormons and non-mormons to strengthen our community and include others. I am also choosing to live my faith by taking 18 months off of my schooling to serve a full-time mission. I am excited for the opportunity I have to love and serve the people of Colorado.