Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Nicolle Thompson

Nicolle Thompson 2011

International Studies; South Asian Language with College Honors


2011 Fellows

Hometown: Snohomish, WA

Travel Locations: Fiji, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa

Thompson will spend time exploring different ways people understand their identity in relation to physical location. The people she hopes to meet face environmental and political situations that have – or will – require them to leave their homelands. She is excited to engage people in conversation about art, culture and tradition to better understand the historical context and possible futures of these regions as well as her own personal identity as a traveler.