Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Anne Massey

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2024 Fellows

Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Travel Locations: Vietnam, Taiwan, Bhutan, Jordan, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Botswana

Though she once sought to be as independent as possible, Anne is now eager to explore models of interconnectedness that center community and the collective good. After living alone in a studio apartment through one pandemic and two graduate degrees, she’s come to realize that: 1) the traditional American systems of hyper-independence and individualism are often harmful and unsustainable, and 2) we are built for community and really do need each other. During her travels to Vietnam, Taiwan, Jordan, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, and Senegal she is excited to experience alternative frameworks and is particularly curious about the role of play, food, design, and friendship in fostering interdependence.