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Carli Rae Rowe

Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Science


Briefly tell us about yourself (e.g. hometown, family, hobbies, favorite BYU courses, intended profession)

I am from a small town in Idaho named Iona. I am the youngest of 6 children. I met my husband at New Student Orientation when we came home from our missions, and we got married at the end of the semester. Classic BYU love story. My hobbies include a lot of baking and cooking. I love to be inspired by the cooking competitions I watch, and I will eat anything with Brown Butter in it. My favorite BYU course I ever took was Immunology (MMBIO 463) with Dr. Hope. My second favorite was MMBIO 412, Immunohematalogy which prepared me with the skills to pursue the career I have chosen to work as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Transfusion department of a Hospital.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My parents who never let me believe I was less than capable, and my husband who believed in my ability to succeed even when I felt like giving up.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Job shadow, take a variety of courses to give you exposure to careers, and don't be afraid to change your major. Find what you truly enjoy and find the career that will let you succeed in doing that thing.

How has your experience at BYU prepared you for the rest of your life?

Besides being a wonderful way to find my spouse, the BYU MLS program has been the greatest blessing in my life. It has prepared me for a career I truly enjoy and find a lot of reward in. It has connected me with lifelong friends. But most of all, it has connected me with professors who care more deeply than any people I have ever met. Those interactions are truly touch points of God's love for me in my life.