The John W. Bennett Prize
Balancing Survival and Democracy: Toxic Citizenship and Nuclear Waste in a St. Louis Landfill
Dr. Bret Gustafson, Advisor
The John W. Bennett Prize to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Anthropology is given to the graduating Anthropology senior with the highest combination of GPA and excellent honors thesis.
Excellence in Research
for conducting comprehensive and stellar research in biological anthropology through Washington University in St. Louis and the St. Louis Zoo. Kylen has conducted independent research on gorillas at the zoo, screened video footage from Congo in the Anthropology department’s Digital Primate Behavior Laboratory, and conducted analysis on behavioral observations of baboons in Zambia. Kylen has both submitted results to a peer-review journal for her gorilla research and presented at several professional conferences.
Leadership in Anthropology
President of WU Beta chapter of Lambda Alpha, the national anthropology honorary society.