Hyacinth Parker graduated in 2017 as an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. Hyacinth has travelled to Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and India to research urban planning, women’s rights, climate change, and transportation systems. Through the Fellowship, Hyacinth hopes to gain a nuanced understanding of the social, political, and cultural dynamic of Yogyakarta. An avid trumpet player, Hyacinth is most looking forward to exploring the urban spaces of Yogya, reaching out to local batik textile dyers, and building bridges with local organizations that are involved in human rights and sustainability.