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Overview

  • 10 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • PhD Student in applied economics
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn as much about Indonesia as I can by traveling and meeting Indonesians!

ABOUT ME

Right now I am living in Bandung and working on my dissertation. I am researching Indonesian economic development issues. I am very much interested in conflict and peace studies as well. I love exploring and doing new things, so feel free to message me! I am fairly quiet and reserved at first, but I warm up to people one I know them.

PHILOSOPHY

The more I learn about the world, the less I know. That is the funny thing about education.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

If you have the proper materials, I can make you real New Orleans jambalaya! I love to cook.

I look forward to meeting new people and learning about more about Indonesia!!

Interests

Tea (all kinds), new languages, new people, new places, spicy food, the outdoors, art, historical sites, languages, comparative religions, politics, economics

  • arts
  • education
  • dining
  • clothing
  • politics
  • outdoor activities
  • rock climbing
  • economics
  • teaching
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Bluegrass, rap, folk, blues, southern country

Movies: Blues Brothers, Death at a Funeral, A Fish Called Wanda, Monsoon Wedding

Books: The Bell Jar, Flowers for Algernon, A Thousand Splendid Suns

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

~Bungie jumping off the bridge at Victoria Falls in Zambia

Countries I’ve Visited

Botswana, China, France, India, Indonesia, Namibia, South Africa, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Botswana, China, Indonesia, United States

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