Meet Jocelyn Hansen, the 2014 California Young Mother of the Year

jocelyn hansenJocelyn Hansen was born in Logan, Utah.  From age two through eight her family lived in Seattle as her father pursued his PhD in Audiology.  Her parents noticed her love and talent for music at age three, and began formal piano lessons.  Jocelyn continued with her piano studies after moving to California in 1987 and continued through 1996.

Jocelyn studied interior design at Utah State University.  She took a year off to study cosmetology, to pay her college expenses.  After obtaining her cosmetology license, she was hired by her beauty school to teach at night.

Jocelyn is still heavily involved in music, participating in and directing both adult and children’s choirs at her church, as well as accompanying special performances as requested.  She has an amazing talent as a piano accompanist.

Jocelyn and her husband have been married for 12 years and have 4 children; three girls and one boy.

Her family is her full time job, and she works as a hairstylist some evenings and Saturdays.

Click here to read an LDS.org profile of Jocelyn.

Dr. Gerty Cori: First American Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine

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There's a well known national shortage of female involvement in the sciences, to the point where there are national campaigns meant to encourage girls to take an interest  in the overwhelmingly male-dominated field. Role models can help. Perhaps a … [Continue reading]