The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a prestigious fellowship awarded to only 40 recent college graduates each year. Fellows pursue self-proposed projects for twelve-months outside of the United States. My project focuses on female leadership in the restaurant industry and I will travel to Ireland, Morocco, and New Zealand. In each country I will engage with female chefs and culinary organizations that not only challenge how women are represented in the restaurant industry, but also push the boundaries of how restaurants can serve more communities than just those that dine at them. Follow me as I embark on this journey from August 2018 through July 2019.
Davidson College Press Release: https://www.davidson.edu/news/news-stories/180315-sierra-ponthier-18-will-get-a-taste-of-the-world-through-watson-fellowship