Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Ahmad Moayedpardazi

Biochemistry with College Honors


2008 Fellows

Travel Locations: Spain, Turkey, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, India, China

From Turkey to Japan and everything in between, Moayedpardazi wishes to trek across Asia. From the deserts and war-torn landscapes of the Middle-East, to jungles and wet landscapes of South Asia, and across cold mountain paths and vast expanses of farm land in East Asia, he would like to experience the human transition firsthand as faces, landscapes, and ways of life shift from one end of the continent to the other.

Alumni Reflections

How did the Bonderman impact your life?

“It has had a residual effect on me in allowing me to understand and connect with individuals in ways I wouldn’t have imagined before, after having obtained a clear lens into the diverse lives of so many across the world and seeing how others live, approach life, and their own sense of place in this world. This exposure, I believe, is what has led me substantial personal and professional success over the past 15 years since participating in 2008.”

What are you doing now?

“I am a hospital executive, management consultant, community organizer, and college administrator and professor. I am also pursuing a doctorate in business administration. Finding the best version of myself, understanding “what I have the potential to do” is what drives me, among other things, such as my family and my faith.”