Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Melissa Guzman

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Law, Societies, and Justice; Psychology


2018 Fellows

Hometown: Othello, WA

Travel Locations: Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India, Chile, Indonesia, Samoa

While at the UW Melissa has discovered her love for traveling and learning about other cultures. She first set her eye on the Bonderman Fellowship her sophomore year, and is beyond excited to have been selected as a recipient. While traveling, she plans to explore the cultural variation of gratitude. Her hope is to learn about how people across cultures express, understand, and interpret gratitude; and that through her experiences she can expand her own capacity for gratitude. She is eager to explore the world and challenge her beliefs about herself and grow to be more independent and adventurous throughout her journey. Melissa’s travel will include Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India, Chile, Indonesia, and Samoa.