Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Anna Kramer

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Education: Teacher Preparation


2010 Fellows

Hometown: Montesano, WA

Travel Locations: Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

In order to become the best science teacher she can be, Anna Kramer wants to learn more about her students. To do that, she will travel to the countries where most of her students have roots: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Western and American Samoa, the Philippines and Indonesia. Kramer teaches in a culturally diverse area of Seattle, and she wants to familiarize herself with the places which her students and their families identify with culturally and historically. By becoming better acquainted with her students’ cultural traditions, she will be better equipped to engage them in the classroom. “As I travel, I will explore the nature of the communities’ relationships with the ecosystems in which they live, as well as strive to better understand how the unique biological communities and natural resources in each place shape the daily lives of the people living there,” she said.

Alumni Reflections

How did the Bonderman impact your life?

“The Bonderman helped me learn to trust in myself and my intuition. It helped me build an independence I didn’t know I was capable of possessing! It also made me more aware of the privileged position I hold in the world as a white citizen of the United States.”

What are you doing now?

“I teach science at an international school in Santiago, Chile. Dream big!!! There are people from everywhere living all over the world.”