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Sahar Qumsiyeh PhD Mathematics Faculty at BYU-Idaho
September 27, 2022

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About the Speaker

 Sahar Qumsiyeh

Sahar Qumsiyeh

Sahar Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian Arab. She was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, and grew up in Beit Sahour, a town close to Bethlehem. She is the youngest of six children and the only member of the Church in her family.

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bethlehem University, Sahar earned a master’s degree from BYU and a PhD from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, both in statistics. She has taught at various universities in Palestine and worked for four years as a data analyst with the United Nations Relief and Works agency in Jerusalem. She currently teaches in the mathematics department at BYU-Idaho. She is also the author of Peace for a Palestinian: One Woman’s Story of Faith Amidst War in the Holy Land.

In addition to serving a mission in London, England in 2014, Sahar has held several callings in the Church, including Relief Society president, Primary president, Relief Society teacher, and Sunday School teacher. She currently serves as the stake Primary president in her stake.
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