Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Sara Drescher

Biology; Public Health


2009 Fellows

Travel Locations: Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos

Drescher would like to spend time in places where people’s immediate needs conflict with environmental preservation priorities. She hopes that those people can help her see ways in which these needs can be balanced. To that end, she would like to visit areas like the rainforests in Thailand, the mountains of the Himalaya, and desert ecosystems like those in Ethiopia. She is also interested in the way that culture is shaped by environment.