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Overview

  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hausa
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Second Grade Teacher
  • BA in Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities 1-6,...
  • From Rochester, NY, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Love everything. Create new experiences. Explore new friendships. Have more adventures. Experience live music and dance until I can't anymore!

ABOUT ME

I've been teaching in Denver for 6 years now! I enjoy filling my time, outside of teaching, being as active as possible- doing just about anything outdoors! I love taking trips, attending free events or festivals, and cultural/historic experiences.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that kindness gives birth to kindness, so never ever stop believing in people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I believe life is too short to not be doing what you love so I do things which make my soul happy and fulfilled. I believe that the essence of a human is to serve and I love helping out however I can in my community.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Each experience is unique in it's own way! When I've surfed, i'm always amazed at how open and giving people are to sharing their stories and life. I try to be around as a host but appreciate the flexibility of being able to lend out a key to the house and bike to explore if I have to work.

Interests

Not limited to: camping, swimming in rivers & reservoirs, kayaking, picking wild flowers, going to thrift stores, dancing, gardening, picking my nose on occasion.

  • perfumes
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • gardening
  • thrifting
  • flowers
  • music
  • live music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • swimming
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies
The Usual Suspects. American Beauty. Me and You and Everyone We Know. A Beautiful Mind. Little Miss Sunshine.

Music
Definitely need to check out Company of Thieves, my favorite band for the past couple of years. Love grooving to bands like Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Adele, Ray Lamontage, Cat Power, Citizen Cope, Feist, DMB, Madeline, Over the Rhine, Regina Spektor, and Jill Scott.

Books
Kurt Vonnegut- everything! Barry Glassner- The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things...overall love reading and getting suggestions from friends :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

More recently, this winter after volunteering at an event in Estes Park the car I was in stopped for almost 40 minutes as a herd of Elk passed through the road....something I'll never forget! It was outrageous and exhilarating.

Countries I’ve Visited

Ghana, Mexico, Nicaragua

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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