Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Courtney Skalley

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Marine Affairs


2023 Fellows

Hometown: Everett, WA

Travel Locations: South Africa, Lesotho, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, Japan

Courtney wants to step away from American consumerism and travel to regions in southeastern Africa and Asia that are intimately in tune with the land and sea. She is excited to see how people across the world interact with their natural resources and observe how that relationship translates into their cuisine, clothing, and culture. Courtney hopes to have earnest conversations with locals to gain a more nuanced understanding of global issues such as climate change and learn about how those issues impact communities both large and small.