Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Rula Green Gladden

Biochemistry with College Honors


2006 Fellows

Travel Locations: Argentina, Brazil, India, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana

Green Gladden was born screaming in Seattle nearly 22 years ago and continued to scream (from excitement, thought her mother) for the first year of her life. Now, she derives excitement from biochemical mystery and unusual interactions with strangers on the bus (in English or in Spanish, her minor, which she learned during a summer trip to Ecuador). On this adventure Rula hopes to see how people around the world make up personal identity, how changing times impact this make-up, and how individuals with different backgrounds and conceptions of personal identity interact and connect.