This blog chronicles aspects of my experience as a 2019 Thomas J. Watson Fellow. The Watson Foundation describes the fellowship as follows:
“The Watson Fellowship is a rare window after college and pre-career to engage your deepest interest on a global scale. Fellows conceive original projects, execute them outside of the United States for one year and embrace the ensuing journey. They decide where to go, who to meet and when to change course.”
My project is entitled “Dispatches from Death: Exploring How We Die.” Though I am not entirely sure how my project while unfold over the course of the year, in my proposal I endeavored “to volunteer with a hospice or health care facility for those with terminal illness, engage with organizations, NGOs, and charitable trust that provide end-of-life care, and observe religious and cultural traditions related to death and dying.” More about it can be found on the Watson Foundation’s website.