Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Mason Clugston

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Bioengineering with College Honors


2020 Fellows

Hometown: Corrales, NM

Travel Locations: Central and South America, Southeast Asia

Mason is excited to explore his passion for insects and other arthropods, which he gained growing up in beautiful New Mexico. He is interested in learning about how biodiverse places are contested for economic, cultural, and agricultural reasons, and how communities and ecosystems are adapting to these tensions. He is also excited to explore international craft work and to get to know craftspeople wherever he goes. All the while, Mason hopes to push his comfort zone, eat good food, and expand his world view. He is currently planning on traveling through Central and South America, and Southeast Asia.