Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Nicolle Esparo

Nicolle Esparo 2014

Biochemistry; Anthropology


2014 Fellows

Hometown: Poulsbo, WA

Travel Locations: Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Indonesia has mystified Esparo since her first anthropology course, and the mountains and wilderness of South America have always called to her from glossy pictures in books. She specifically chose these regions because of the indomitable characters of their inhabitants and the value of their natural resources to science, both historically and in modern times. She wants to walk in the footsteps of courageous indigenous peoples and revolutionary scientists. Whether traveling by foot, bus, boat or plane, she is excited to explore.