Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Cindy Chen

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Public Administration


2019 Fellows

Hometown: Orlando, FL and Sammamish, WA

Travel Locations: Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, India, Brazil, Colombia, Chile

Cindy plans to explore what mobility means to people across the world. She often learns the most about cities and cultures through the ways that people use transit, and how access to transit increases people’s access to economic, cultural and social opportunities. On her trip, Cindy wants to use public transit to learn what access to mobility looks like in countries with different levels of inequities, and how people’s identities affect the way they move through public spaces. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to step outside her comfort zone and learn from those she meets along the way. Cindy hopes to travel to Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, India, Brazil, Colombia and Chile.