Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Karlyn Beer

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Molecular & Cellular Biology


2013 Fellows

Travel Locations: Central & South America, Turkey, Southeast Asia

Karlyn plans to travel by bicycle through Central and South America, Turkey, and parts of southeast Asia, exploring how people and cultures interact with the living world around them.  Through the lenses of dwindling reptile and amphibian diversity and bicycle transportation, she hopes to observe how human activity feeds back on itself around the world to influence animal, environmental, and our own health.  Although herpetology and bicycles are important parts of her life, this trip will connect her with people who experience these same animals and transportation in new and different ways.