Congratulations to Angelia Miranda for being selected as a 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellow!
Angelia Miranda, Philosophy and International Studies major, will be spending a minimum of 8 months traveling solo to Turkey, Mongolia, China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Argentina, and Chile. Angelia has shaped her itinerary to trace a path alongside local celebrations of cultural, religious, and historical importance. She is excited to experience these celebrations as well as the daily rhythms of life in diverse and new settings. This will be her first significant international journey since immigrating to the US as a young girl. As an aspiring advocate in public policy and law, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of those whose backgrounds and identities differ from her own in order to better defend those in the world who are marginalized, underserved, and misrepresented. Angelia also hopes to discover sources of human resilience in the face of economic, geographic, and cultural challenges.
Each year the Bonderman Travel Fellowships are award to UW students enabling them to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. The fellows must commit to traveling alone for 8 months to at least 2 continents and 6 countries. They are not permitted to participate in a program or organization, or engage in any formal study at a foreign university, or conduct research while traveling. The fellows are encouraged to introduce themselves to new areas of the world, cultures, and people.
For over twenty years UW alumnus David Bonderman supported UW Student travel fellowships encouraging students to come to know the world and cultures in first-hand and unexpected ways. UW undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are all encouraged apply for the Bonderman Travel Fellowship. The 2020 fellow application will be available in November 2019. More information is available on the website: https://bonderman.uw.edu/applying
We wish Angelia Miranda the best of luck in her travels!