Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Aaron Olson

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Public Administration; Urban Design & Planning


2012 Fellows

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Travel Locations: Central & South America

Olson plans to embark on a spiritual and cultural pilgrimage that mirrors the journey of Santigo in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, one of his favorite books, and to visit Central and South America to improve his fluency in Spanish. He knew the time had come for him to realize his dreams of traveling the world after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer during graduate school.