Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Noah Johnson

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Mechanical Engineering with Interdisciplinary Honors


2018 Fellows

Hometown: Fox Island, WA

Travel Locations: Madagascar, Kenya, Egypt, Laos, Cambodia, China, Mongolia

Noah will travel to explore humanity’s varied relationship with water and to discover weaknesses in his understanding of the world. He wishes to earnestly listen to people about the ways in which water impacts their lives, and how landscape change, political decisions, and natural rhythms affect their experience. With sincere consideration of the politics and ethics of travel, Noah will visit Madagascar, Kenya, Egypt, Laos, Cambodia, China, and Mongolia. He hopes to embrace uncertainty, comprehend his privilege, and examine how he might merge a technical background with experiential knowledge of water to inspire a more just world.