Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Devin Deatrich

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2021 Fellows

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Travel Locations: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Nepal, India

Devin plans to visit Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, the Philippines, Vietnam,  Nepal, and India. He’s always been deeply concerned about the environment and protecting threatened ecosystems worldwide, so he plans to view such environments before they’re irreversibly destroyed by the effects of human life. While he acknowledges that he will be contributing to this devastation by taking part in ecotourism, he knows that this may be his only chance to experience what won’t be here in a century. He says that it’s also no secret that these regions have historically been havoced by Western imperialism. So, a goal of his is to see how such practices have impacted the life of those living there, especially in communities that are now severed by modern borders.