Jess Myra

Umea, Vasterbotten, Sweden

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Swedish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Professional Student
  • BDes, MA Interaction Design (current)
  • From Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


To live, learn, and love!


I am a Master's student in Sweden, learning all about human behaviour and interactions in the world. The user experience and visual design drives my interest. I love to travel and meet new people. I keep an open mind and happy thoughts.

PHILOSOPHY mantra. I'm a firm believer in positive thought and being open-minded. I really enjoy discovering new cultures and cuisines and love love love travel.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Attending local meetings, connect with other CS'ers, meet for coffee/drinks, give advice to fellow CS'ers who will be travelling in my area or places I have been before, share stories and experiences.


Recently had my first surfing experiences and am looking forward to more. Also, haven't hosted yet, and hope to change that also. It's tough, I move around so much and often don't have suitable space for guests.


I love the outdoors: hiking, cycling. I like lots of adrenaline sports, but in small doses. I like a lot of sports, but mostly recreational including: basketball, soccer, rock climbing, volleyball, badminton, ultimate frisbee to name a few...

Music, Movies, and Books

Most of Ayn Rand, The Order of Good Cheer, and I'm a big nerd for responsible design authors: Victor Papanek, John Thackara, William McDonough, Janine Benyus

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed to the top of Ben Nevis.
Watched Aurora Borealis on two continents.
Drove from Nova Scotia to Florida with five friends.
Cycled around Mt. Fuji on a beautiful day.
Flew in a helicopter over an active volcanoe.
Camped in a blizzard on the Arctic sea ice (-25 with a 10m tide).
Willingly buried in geothermal sand until my whole body was one hearbeat.
Jumped out of a plane at 10,000 and passed through a cloud.
Partied on a yacht in St. Tropez until 6am on my birthday.
Night snowboarding in Yongpyong South Korea...
Caving in the French Alps for 7 hours.
Roadtrip in northern Sweden to the Arctic Circle.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Japan, Sweden, United States

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