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Amman Desai

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Gujarati, Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • policy/other
  • B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • From Anaheim, California
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About Me


findng myself in the present


I'm always down for new experiences, adventure, and perspective. Things I enjoy: fruit, reading, drawing, writing (or attempting to do so), ginger beer, dancing, arundhati roy, cooking, folding my clothes while listening to erykah badu, that feeling while you lie on your freshly made bed after cleaning your room, being just a tad bit sore, restraint, criticizing dystopia, talking to our companion cat, etc.


the multiplicity of truth.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I host and surf.




learning, linocut printing, cooking, conversation, reading, tennis, biking, music, elephants, food, art, feminism, critical race theory, critical animal studies, queer theory, dancing,

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Anything by Almodovar, 2046, Adaptation, Billy Elliot, City of God, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I'm Not There, In the Mood for Love, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Hours, The Sea Inside, Monsoon Wedding, Bend it Like Beckham,

Books: Ishmael, Borderlands, Black Skin White Masks, The God of Small Things, Walking with Comrades, Bel Canto, The House of Sand and Fog, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Catch-22,

Music: Erykah Badu, Outkast, Lauryn Hill, Sade, Flying Lotus, Ravi Shankar, MF Doom, Shabazz Palaces, Janet Jackson, D'angelo, Missy Elliott, MIA

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Climbing Sametshikar, counting pillars at Ranakpur, making it to the top of Tepoztlan, snorkeling in the Red Sea, picking apricots in Palestine

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you the best vegan oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies of your life

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Palestine, State of, Panama

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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