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Meet new people. Learn new languages. Explore Cultures.
I coordinate education programming for refugees and asylees at Catholic Charities' Refugee Resettlement Office (despite my employer's religious leanings, I'm actually a very atheist, but open person). I recently completed my masters at NYU in International Education, specializing in education in development and conflict contexts.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Looking to meet travelers, all sorts of ex-pats settled in NYC, and New Yorkers of all walks of life.
Hosted and visited couches a bit here and there. Most of my experience has been in attending couchsurfing (or related) events/parties/outings.
Music, recording, movies, books, current events, politics, yada yada yada...
Music, Movies, and Books
Almost all music. Right now...Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Orchid, Daïtro, Owen, Joan of Arc, Belle and Sebastian, Chopin, Nat King Cole, Saves The Day, Beck...
Movies: The Conversation, Taxi Driver, The Shining, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Rear Window, The Great Escape, The Far Side Of The Moon, Delicatessen, Human Resources, Café au Lait, La Haine, Fear and Trembling, Le Mépris, Weekend...
Books: Most anything by Vonnegut, Salinger, Carver, Guy de Maupassant, Balzac, Flaubert, Moliere, etc
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Toured Europe with my band.
Having the opportunity to daily meet people who have risked nearly everything to come to New York.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you English and French, how to make crêpes, play bass/guitar, record music, English, economic theory, and probably some other stuff.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United States