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Overview

  • 12 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Russian, Spanish
  • 49, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Software consultant
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies and Sociology & A...
  • From Seattle, Washington, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Accidental moments are the best: Lithuanian basketball; Finnish orchestra rehearsal; accidental Solidarity 30 Years :)

ABOUT ME

I'm an introvert, so I have to struggle to live up to my own mission: to connect with people in the places where I travel. :)

PHILOSOPHY

In varietate concordia.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

8 Jun 2011 - hosted Anton, Dariia, Nastia, Maryna, Nadia and Vitaliy from Ukraine
12 Jun 2011 - hosted Bradford from Stanford
26-28 Aug 2011 - hosted Zhuo and Ee from China
Aug 2011-Jul 2012 hosted Anne from Hamburg m so grateful for your amazing hospitality and friendship!

Interests

History (20th century, esp. WWI and cold war); languages and linguistics; politics; women's issues; LGBT issues; comparative religion; science & technology; culture; music; my Russkiye tsvetnyye bolonki!

  • culture
  • partying
  • politics
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • basketball
  • history
  • languages
  • religion
  • science

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watched the Lithuania men's national basketball team in the FIBA world championship semi-finals vs. USA, in a basement bar in Vilnius with CSers from Sweden, Australia, Poland, Germany and many locals. I got invited to the viewing party after attending a CS meetup the night before. YES I CHEERED FOR LITHUANIA!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I aspire to learn in every local language, in this order: thank you, the variation of "excuse me" that means "I'm sorry (e.g., that I trod on your foot)", please, and "I don't speak [this language]". I hate hate hate having to ask "do you speak English?" but if I have to, I try to at least do THAT in the local language as well. I don't always manage to say any of these things successfully, but I hope to show that I am willing to make an effort. Better than a Canadian flag patch. ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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