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Name: Jamie Jensen
BYU employee since: 2010

My job at BYU is… associate professor, which means I teach classes and conduct research.

Currently I’m working on… building mutual respect and understanding between scientists and religious leaders of many different faiths to help students reconcile science and religion.

I’m currently reading… "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker, "The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World" by Karl Giberson and "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens (for the third time just for fun).

My favorite lecture to teach is… my Lego activity that teaches students about the nature of science.

When I have 30 minutes of free time, you can find me… sitting outside with my chickens or sewing costumes for my boys (e.g., Link, Super Smash Bros Ice Climbers, eyeballs).

My advice to incoming freshman is… be flexible; you have no idea what God has in store for you.

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My most cherished memory at BYU was when… I was sitting and listening to a team of Jewish academics and rabbis from Israel being interviewed by a Nazarene reporter about how to reconcile evolution with faith while sitting in front of the evolution exhibit at the Bean Museum here at BYU during a workshop I hosted.

My go-to comfort food is… anything chocolate; if it doesn’t have chocolate, it isn’t worth eating, in my opinion. And who doesn’t love a good chocolate frosted, Bavarian cream donut?!

One item on my bucket list is… to go on an African safari and see the wildlife before it’s gone.

My most embarrassing moment was when… I forgot to put my pants on and had a whole conversation with a realtor before I realized!

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