Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Adriana Apintiloaiei

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Marine Affairs


2024 Fellows

Hometown: Leesburg, VA

Travel Locations: Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Timor-Leste, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand

Adriana has always been curious about the ways a person’s environment and sense of place shape them and is particularly passionate about the connection between people and water. She hopes to use her Bonderman experience to explore the ways in which coastal communities interact with the ocean to better understand the cultural impacts that water has in different regions. Adriana will be spending time in both South America and Southeast Asia and hopes to get a sense of how people in these regions think about sustainability and conservation along the coast.