I’m a volunteer coordinator at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County and I’m finishing my second year of service as an AmeriCorps volunteer. I’ll be starting law school at Berkeley this fall and look forward to pursuing a career in public interest. Service is my passion and I love encouraging others to donate their talents to their community. What I have learned from these two years of service is that everyone can be a leader if we let them and that communities are always better off when leadership is more diverse.
I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 19 and transferred to BYU. I have always felt very accepted and supported by my siblings in Christ when I needed it most. I am a Latter-day Saint because I believe in the teachings of Christ and I love the tight-knit and supportive community of believers in the LDS Church. I support women’s ordination because we all have different talents and experiences that can strengthen the leadership of the Church. I believe women have important experiences that are invaluable to Church leadership. I believe women should be ordained.