It begins with a question: How did you get here? That’s what the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism have been asking their peers for the past nine years.
Founded in the fall of 2008 by Sue Halpern and Matt Jennings, the fellowship program has employed highly motivated and intellectually curious students to craft digital portraits of the Middlebury student body. In 2017, fellows Will DiGravio, Matthew Blake, Izzy Fleming, and Tabitha Mueller did just that. And like in previous years, the question—”How did you get here?”—remained the same; the answers, however, are another story.