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Hi I'm Kit

I'm a graduate student in Houston, TX researching computational biology of RNA. I love hiking, running, and reading. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first and foremost the fortunate husband of a lovely woman and the father of two beautiful boys. I enjoy hiking and running in the great outdoors, especially in mountains or other majestic locations. I also like reading about the world around me, designing websites, keeping up with the latest technologies, and occasionally playing computer games. My interests include parallel computing, politics, and pollution (air quality). I consider myself a fiscally and socially conservative, environmentally mindful graduate student of computational biology.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found peace and wisdom in the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I have had experiences in my life that have shown me that God lives and He answers prayers. I have come to believe that living the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Apostles/Prophets will make our lives better, our communities stronger, and the world a more enjoyable place to live.

How I live my faith

Faith is an interesting thing. To me it is mainly living in a way that will maximize the happiness of those I care for in the long run. That is why I believe family time is so important. That is why I help my friends and family with computer problems and anything else I can help with as often as occasion permits. That is why I believe it is important to listen to the counsel of wise and prophetic leaders such as the President of the Church. I enjoy teaching and assisting the youth. Each week I spend time with a group of 11-year-old boys guiding them through various activities and teaching them different skills. I love to see their attitudes change and their eyes open to the world around them, especially when that includes nature (science) and math! I also believe that taking care of our planet is essential for maximizing the happiness of future generations. I am involved in recycling programs and promoting efforts to reduce oil and energy consumption and reduce air pollution in our cities. I walk or use public transportation as often as possible to reduce pollution, and try to reduce my consumption of energy and other environmental resources. I strive to be self reliant so that others will not have to pick up my slack. For example, though our family qualifies for government-provided health insurance we have decided to buy our own coverage. We may not have money left over at the end of the month, but it helps us feel like we're doing our part to not pass on an unnecessarily indebted government to future generations.