Traveler Bio

Hi there! My name is Cassandra Bartels, and I am a Fulbright grantee currently studying at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel! (Note the little dots on top of 'Universität'? That means the "a" is pronounced like an "ae"!) Here, I am working on studying how the Southern Ocean contributed to global climate change over the last 20,000 years! I use the chemistry of little shells to tell me about how warm, cold, young, or old the waters were! 

I grew up in Palisades, New York, just up the Hudson River from New York City. I was in your same classroom many years ago, and am so excited to be visiting you and sharing my journey virtually! I graduated from TZ in 2019 and then went to Barnard College in New York City, where I studied earth sciences. 

In my free time, I like to read, watch movies in German, run, and dance! I used to dance ballet, but now I dance Lindy Hop, which is a really cool sort of dance that emerged in the 1930s in New York. I cannot wait to hear about all the amazing things you are interested in.

I love local history and so will be sure to give you wonderful students all the most fun facts I learn about the places I visit! I have only been here for a month so far, but I have been having a great time getting to know the town and interacting with some other young German students.

I cannot wait to share my adventures with you all! Talk to you soon!

Want to learn how you could be a Fulbright Scholar like me? The Fulbright Program is the United States government's flagship international exchange program. Fulbrighters foster mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, share knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world. Learn more by clicking here!