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Miyamoto Loretta Jensen

Miyamoto Loretta Jensen, of Laie, Hawaii, is a professional genealogist that specializes in Polynesian family history work. She is of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), Samoan, Tongan, Japanese, Korean, English, Swedish, and French descent. Miya's various jobs include being a Pacific Area Content Strategist for FamilySearch, a freelancer for clients who want help with their genealogy work, podcast host for "Tala Mo Le Moe: Oceania Mythology and History told as Bedtime Stories," AND co-host with Michelle Franzoni Thorley on a new podcast show for Deseret Book coming summer of 2022. In her free time, she loves to eat out at different restaurants with her husband, teach herself how to paint, tend to her plants, play with her cats, learn how to make foods she never made before, swim at the pool with her son, lift weights because it makes her feel like a beast, listen/dance/sing to BTS, eat boba with her best friends, explore different makeup looks, surf when she's visiting home, and spend quality time with those she loves most. Miya currently resides in good ol' Provo, UT. You can follow her @ThePolynesianGenealogist on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.