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Education

  • DDS, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 2014
  • BS, biology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 2010

Testimony

I was blessed to be born into a Christian family, and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord at the age of six. As a public testimony of being born again, I was baptized at a church in Texas, where I was living at the time. I am the second oldest of six kids, and our family moved frequently when I was growing up, as my father was active duty in the air force. When I was in junior high, we moved to northern Minnesota, and I began to desire a deeper knowledge of and relationship with Christ at this age. I eagerly read the Bible and started to read books and watch videos from our church library quite often. In high school I attended a Bible study at the house of a godly man from our church, Dr. Glenn. There, among other things, I learned more about Genesis, Creation, and the Flood. This foundation proved to be valuable to me personally as I navigated through secular college classes where evolution was not only taught but assumed as truth. I continue to trust in Jesus Christ wholly as my Savior and Lord, and I have a passion to declare the truth of Scripture, especially as it pertains to God as Creator.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Dentist, Sullivan Family Dentistry, Geneva and York, Nebraska, USA, June 2014–present
  • Teacher’s Assistant in general biology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, January 2009–August 2010
  • Duties included proctoring and distributing tests to a class of 125+ students, grading tests, and being available to students who have questions.
  • Researcher, Blum Laboratory, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, February 2008–August 2010
  • Researching the cloning of fluorescent genes to incorporate into bacteria for the purpose of microbial community exploration. Also responsible for making bacterial growth medium and pouring Petri plates, as well as acid-washing glassware in the lab.
  • Tutor, Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, September 2006–June 2007
  • Tutored students in the subjects of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology.

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