Pack Your Bags and Join the Journey

Our 2015 Fund a Fellow campaign is an epic journey, starring you!  START Fellow, Jessica Dator-­Bercilla (photo below), compared her fellowship experience to the movie “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” and we think she’s onto something.

Jessica is a Science-Policy Research Specialist at the Manila Observatory in the Philippines. As a Pan-Asian Risk Reduction (PARR) fellow, she traveled to the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction in Taiwan to study integrated risk analysis. Of the experience, Jessica said:

“What sets this [START Fellowship] apart is having the privilege of time to study, witness the practice, engage in discussions in the spirit of solidarity and genuine intent to complement each others’ work from a range of perspectives. This is Fellowship. While we learned, we were treated as having the potential to share knowledge and experience and also enrich … the other fellows. This reminds me of the movie The Fellowship of the Ring — where each force was recognized as having equal power and valuable contribution to make significant change that matters to humanity.”

We hope you’ll join us on this journey by funding the next generation of START fellows. Please consider making a donation to START today.