Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Marie Spiker

Marie Spiker 2011

Public Health; Anthropology

Undergraduate

2011 Fellows

Travel Locations: Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Hungary, Croatia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia

As someone who has spent most of her life purchasing food, clothing and furniture, Spiker is curious about the lives of people who are able to produce things she only knows how to consume. What means of survival – such as growing food or working with fabrics – has she forgotten or never even learned? She is excited to spend time with people who know things that she does not. These people exist everywhere, but she will be starting her lifelong search by wondering first through South America, Eastern Europe, India and Southeast Asia.