Name: Elizabeth Funk
BYU employee since: 1998
My job at BYU is... Administrative Assistant in the Theatre and Media Arts Department and Advisor to Divine Comedy. I work to help the TMA administration run smoothly to serve both faculty and students. Several evenings each week, I work with Divine Comedy, a student-run sketch comedy group, as they prepare sketches for their shows.
When I have 30 minutes of free time, you can find me... talking to one of my sons or grandchildren, reading, or playing Words with Friends.
The best-kept BYU secret is... Divine Comedy. They really are a fun, hard-working, extremely bright and talented group!
My favorite part of my job is... the view of Y Mountain from my office window and the choral groups I can hear practice in the Madsen Recital Hall every day.
My go-to comfort foods are... herbal tea and sugarless gum.
I’ve hiked Y Mountain... maybe three times.
My favorite Cougar athletes are... the Haddock twins, Lacy and Lyndie, who were in my ward and are on the BYU Women’s Volleyball team.
I’m currently reading... The Boys in the Boat, The Book of Mormon and the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book. I am in a 12-step program for compulsive eaters. I am constantly reading this book because I am a big proponent of the 12 steps, or the 12 steps of remedial repentance, as I often refer to them. I think the stories there are nothing short of miraculous, and I see changed lives every day because of the steps. Even the LDS Church has adopted these steps in their recovery programs, and I work them every day in my own life.
On Saturday mornings you’ll find me... walking with my dad at the University Mall.
My most cherished memory at BYU was when... I sang the BYU Fight Song with a children’s choir at Homecoming when I was about 8 years old in the Brigham Young Academy Building.
My go-to BYU Creamery ice cream flavor (if I still ate ice cream) is... Roasted Almond Fudge. (I’ve been off sugar for six months! Yay!)
My favorite spot on campus is... the trail above the Botany Pond. A close second is my father’s old office in the Clyde Building (he was a professor of mechanical engineering for 40 years!). And I love the openness of the BF Larsen gallery in the Harris Fine Arts Center.
I’m most looking forward to... traveling someday and going on a mission!