Two Wellesley Seniors Receive Prestigious Watson Fellowships
Lucy Wanzer ’19 and Sophia Zupanc ’19 were awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, one-year grants of $30,000 that support 12 months of travel in pursuit of a dream project outside of the United States. In 2019, 41 college seniors were selected to join the organization’s 51st class, the most competitive in the fellowship’s history.
Wanzer, a geosciences major and canoeing enthusiast, is studying how fishermen, conservationists, and boat builders in island communities in Greece, Japan, Indonesia, and New Zealand connect with the ocean.
Zupanc, an economics major, is exploring how aspects of a “dignified death” are socially and medically constructed, through travels across Greece, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.