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Cougar Query: "One Item on My Bucket List Is to Travel to Tibet"

Name: Niwako Yamawaki

BYU employee since: 2002

My job at BYU is... a faculty member and an associate chair of the Department of Psychology.

I’m currently working on… research studies that examine how sexism and gender roles influence the perception of violence against women.

Niwako Yamawaki

My favorite part about teaching is… to get to know and interact with students.

The best advice I’ve ever got about teaching is… teach as if you are an entertainer!

When I have 30 minutes of free time, you can find me… in my kitchen.

My advice to incoming freshmen is… “Enter to learn; go forth to serve!”

My advice to graduating seniors is… “Enter to learn; go forth to serve!”

My go-to comfort food is… sushi.

Three things always found in my fridge are… carrots, broccoli and kale.

My favorite quote is… “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” —Confucius

One item on my bucket list is… to travel to Tibet.

My dream car is... the 2021 Tesla Model X Performance.

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