UW Bioengineering senior undergraduate Nicole Trosper receives a 2014 Bonderman Travel Fellowship. The fellowship allows students to pursue the life-changing benefits of travel – for the sake of traveling. Bonderman fellows, who each receive $20,000, may not undertake academic study, projects or research during the term of the award. Bonderman Travel Fellowships fund solo journeys that are at least eight months long, and encompass two regions and six countries in the world.

Nicole, whose hometown is Boise, Idaho, plans to travel to Brazil, southeastern Africa, Cambodia and Vietnam. She is interested in seeing the role of medicine and engineering across cultures, and how the disciplines enhance cultural identity.

Nicole joins six other undergraduates and seven graduate students from UW to receive Bonderman Travel Fellowships in 2014.