Future Education & Career PlansJensen has committed to play beach volleyball with the Arizona State Sun Devils. She plans remain in the sports industry, focusing on Sports Business and later possibly minor in Nutrition.
High School Activities & HonorsJensen has played varsity volleyball her entire high school career, earning honorable mention freshman and sophomore years and first team her junior year and her senior year. She also made Oregon Live’s Top Hitters List her senior year. She additionally earned varsity letters in swimming her junior year and girls bowling her senior year.
Hobbies & Special InterestsIn her spare time Jensen volunteers with Make a Wish, Toys for Tots, AVP Beach Volleyball, L. Osweo Library, Blood Drive, as well as refereeing for the Catholic Youth Organization in volleyball and basketball. She also loves to travel, study, practice her photography, and represent her community on the L. O. Youth City Council.
What is Your favorite Place to Visit in Portland and Why? "I love going to the Original Powells. The creaking floor, the smell of books, the people, and the atmosphere all make it so unique. I love how it doesn’t appear busy, but is full of people with their own stories searching to read a new story. It is a tradition for our family to all go together. We have many memories going up and down the aisles together. It has and will always hold a place in my heart. It is a small part of my family's story and will continue to add to the many chapters in our lifetime to come."
What Are You Most Proud of During Your High School Career? "I am so proud of my classroom performance given that academics has always been a challenge for me. I have acknowledged that it is an area where I can grow, creating a drive and a motivation to do my absolute best in the classroom. When I was little a teacher told me that I would never make it past Advanced Algebra. I have put a ton of time into math over the years and this year I am proudly in AP Statistics. I have pushed myself every year and learned tons."
What is Your Favorite Rose Festival Event and Why? "Starlight parade is my favorite event, I love how it is always truly Portland (typically) with the cold brisk air and a light rain during the recognition of all different groups being recognized with bright, electric energy."
Unitus Community Credit Union MentorChar Sears