Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Phillip Russell

English: Creative Writing


2020 Fellows

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Travel Locations: China, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Portugal, Vietnam

Phillip is interested in exploring how our identities are informed by the places we live. Traveling has always been an important part of his life — through it he feels we gain not only a better understanding of the world, but also of ourselves. He’d like to challenge himself to better understand what he is looking for in a community and, in turn, a landscape to call home by experiencing other cultures’ ways of living. He is especially interested in food as it relates to personal identity and is excited to try new things. His itinerary includes China, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Portugal, and Vietnam.