2020-2021 Anthropology Graduate

Katelyn C Christensen

Bachelor's in Anthropology: Sociocultural Emphasis

What is your favorite thing about BYU?

I love the friendliness and strive for everyone to learn and grow together. It was at BYU where my ideas were stretched and challenged, and I felt like I had people that could support me to become the best version of me.

What was the best learning experience you had?

I loved taking what I was learning and going out to research in the field and then talking to students about it. Not only did I learn how to be better a better scholar, but also a disciple of Christ.

What/Who are you grateful for as you reflect on your college experience?

So many professors at BYU completely changed who I hope to be by who they are. Greg Thompson seriously blessed my life more than anything. I’m truly grateful for professors who are humble and trying to improve and learn along side you, yet willingly share their expertise.


While my experience at byu was altered because of COVID-19, just like many other students, I’m so grateful that I was able to do field studies, write a thesis, and have several internships a long the way, even if it wasn’t what I expected.

What's next for you?

I start a masters program in applied behavior analysis in May. I know that everything I learned in my undergrad has prepared me well, and I’m ready to take on a new academic adventure.

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