The 5th Annual BYU Latter-day Saint Educators Society Conference

Sponsored by BYU Alumni and the BYU McKay School of Education

June 25, 2021

9:00 am - Noon (MDT)


Our three amazing speakers addressed the theme “Education for Eternity”. Recordings of their presentations are available below.

Keynote Speakers

Sandra Rogers, PhD

International Vice President at BYU

Topic: Those Who Lit the Fire

Sandra Rogers is responsible for BYU’s international activities. She previously served as the Dean of nursing at BYU, as a welfare services and health missionary in the Philippines, and as a member of the Relief Society General Board. She believes that successful educators light fires of inspiration in their students, and she will be sharing how that fire was lit in her.

A native Arizonan and true blue cougar fan, Sandra is a graduate of BYU’s nursing program. She went on to receive an MS in surgical nursing from the University of Arizona and a PhD in international and cross-cultural nursing at the University of California.

Stacy Taniguchi, PhD

Retired Professor of Recreation Management at BYU

Topic: Choose to THRIVE

As a retired professor from the department of Experience Design and Management at BYU’s Marriott School, Stacy Taniguchi has really experienced it all. He’s climbed the tallest mountains in the world, jumped out of dozens of planes, and kayaked over a humpback whale in the Arctic. Some of his adventures have included traveling with Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, and Alex Lowe, who was named the world’s best climber by Outside Magazine.

Stacy’s life and experiences have taught him that Heavenly Father doesn’t want us to merely endure life, but to thrive in it. Now a motivational speaker and experiential education consultant, Stacy helps others find ways to thrive in their own lives.

Jamie Jensen, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology at BYU

Topic: Can Science and Faith Coexist? Saving Testimonies Through Reconciliation

Jamie Jensen focuses on teaching biology and studying advanced teaching techniques. Through both her personal experiences and professional research, she has learned about the true harmony of science and religion, and she now seeks to share that harmony with all.

Jamie earned a BS in animal science and an MS in zoology with a special focus in developmental biology from BYU. She then went on to receive her PhD in biological science education from Arizona State University in 2008. Jamie is the mother of four boys and enjoys spending her time sewing, reading, and dissecting.

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