Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Emily Sorman

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2015 Fellows

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Travel Locations: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Nepal

Travel objectives: Emily is a Registered Nurse interested in compassionate end of life care. In the United States, death is viewed mainly with sadness and grief and she believes that, while death is always difficult, in many other countries it is celebrated as a part of life. She will attend festivals and ceremonies that honor loved ones who have passed on, and examine how other cultures care for their ageing and dying populations. Emily plans to focus on family, community, alternative healing, and spirituality, and by doing so, gain a greater understanding of what it means to be alive.