2020-2021 History Graduate

McKenzi Anne Christensen

Bachelor's in History

What is your favorite thing about BYU?

One of my favorite parts of BYU has been the Global Women's Studies program and the opportunity to minor in the subject. I loved the classes I took and the sense of community I felt among all of the students and professors.

What was the best learning experience you had?

I was able to intern for Better Days 2020 and learn valuable research skills and pursue my passion studying suffrage history!

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

I'm grateful for all of the amazing professors and mentors I've had along the way. I have been so lucky to have such caring and inspiring role models among the History, English, and Global Women's Studies departments. I'm grateful for my time spent as both a History Teaching and History major and all of the valuable skills each major taught me. I'm also very grateful for the four years I was able to work in the School of Family Life department.


During my freshman year I was able to study abroad in London which was one of the best highlights of my time at BYU. I was also able to receive grants from the History and GWS departments to travel to archives in London, Boston, and New York which has led me to now pursue graduate school and a career in academia.

What's next for you?

I will be attending the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in Modern British History! I hope to continue the research that I started during my History and Global Women's Studies capstone courses.

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