Abby Kress

Portland, OR, USA

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  • Medical Student
  • B.A. Spanish
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About Me


To smile and to make others smile :-)


I am an open minded medical student with a travel addiction and a love for yoga, reiki, integrative medicine, and feminism.  I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new things.  I have lived various places, from Ecuador to Guatemala to San Antonio, TX.


Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I was active in couch surfing in San Antonio and am looking to make CS friends in Philly.


Speaking Spanish, working abroad, reading, socializing, yoga, scuba diving, weaving, jewelry making, playing saxophone, social justice, feminism, and meeting open minded, diverse people.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: The Story of Stuff, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Sex at Dawn, Woman An Intimate Geography, Collapse, The Red Tent, A People's History of the United States, Written on the Body, The Omnivore's Dilemma. My favorite Spanish authors/poets include Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Ruben Dario and Federico Garcia LorcaFood:Fresh fruits and veggies, cheese, avocados, peanut butter.I love farmer's markets and trying new foods/restaurants from Thai to Italian to Middle Eastern.Music:I appreciate all types of music; jazz, classical, broadway, a capella, folk, acoustic, rock, indie, and anything I can dance to (including bad pop music-don't judge). I'm also your typical NPR listening liberal.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I helped a Guatemalan midwife deliver a baby, saw a whale shark while learning to scuba dive in Honduras, helped vaccinate children in the Ecuadorian Amazon, watched the famous Central American quetzal perform a mating dance in the Costa Rican cloud forest, studied reiki with a sadhu in India, and gracefully fell down the castle stairs in Prague.

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos Islands, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, Guatemala, United States

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