UUP Candidate for Senate District 7
I have always been interested in making the world a better place, but I haven’t always been interested in politics. For a while, politics was just another word for divisiveness and arguments. I have since dedicated the last few years educating myself and figuring out a way to change that. It’s not easy, but it’s so important.
Politics needs us, all of us. Without our involvement things are going to keep getting worse. That’s why I’m running. I hope to show you just how much you’re needed and how much you have to contribute. We often doubt ourselves, thinking that the political world is too corrupt for us to really make a difference. But you can. We can. All of us together can make a huge difference.
But let me introduce myself. I graduated from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. I then worked for three different start-up companies, two in Utah and one in Maryland. I volunteered with the United States Peace Corps and served in Romania with my husband before he got a job with USAID (United States Agency for International Development). As we transitioned to my husband’s career as a foreign service officer at USAID, I focused on raising children and volunteering in a variety of settings. I volunteered at orphanages, helped people who lived on the streets, hosted language learning classes, met with fellow diplomats and dignitaries, and a number of other things. I know 6 languages, 4 that I picked up while living overseas.
I am also a certified sign language interpreter. I have served the ASL community as an interpreter for nearly 20 years. I love the challenge of bridging gaps and bringing people together. It is truly a profession I enjoy.
I have a growing family with children ranging from 1 to 10 years old. I have experienced the agony of loss and the hope for the future. Family has helped me develop those important personal qualities such as patience, responsibility, creativity, thrift, and dedication.
At this crossroads in my life, I am focusing all of my energies on politics. I figure the only way to make things better is to get involved.
What I offer as a candidate from my personal experiences: