Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Walker Higgins

Walker Higgins 2014

Economics with Departmental Honors


2014 Fellows

Hometown: Gardnerville, NV

Travel Locations: Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Higgins will begin in South Asia and then travel to Southeast Asia, and trek through Eastern Europe. He wants to immerse himself in a location and culture, listening to its music, eating traditional foods, learning its history, seeking recommendations from locals, and exploring the land itself to see the world with fresh eyes. He says, “I want to figure out what I truly value in life, and if that thing is different from others. In the end, I want to discover who I am and gain a new perspective, hopefully changing those that I meet in turn.”