Deena Kim

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch, German, Korean, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • optical design engineer
  • Masters in physics
  • From Philadelphia
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About Me

I'm 27, living and working in holland for the past 2 years. before that, i was living in germany (bonn and then cologne) for about 3 years. and then before that, i had just graduated and was living in the states.

part of my personality has resulted in me moving between cities quite often and i've learned so much from those experiences and have met loads of great people. experiencing life in a different way and first-hand has given me more empathy and understanding for others. I'm looking forward to learning even more and cannot even imagine where i will be in another few years :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

i was introduced to couchsurfing in 2011 when i took a trip with my good friend and we surfed in madrid. it was a really positive first experience and im still friends with the other 2 couch surfers. I've had a couch surfing hiatus since coming to Amsterdam mainly because i wasn't allowed to host in my new house and also because the nature of my traveling changed. but now i would like to get back into it, even if it means only hanging out or just surfing.


my interests are a bit too many. this poses as a problem when i try to do everything without having enough time. and also they vary depending on where i'm living of course! nowadays, I spend my free time playing futbol (soccer), cooking and baking, playing keyboard and singing in my band, doing nerd physics things, and organizing stuff like women in technology events or basically whatever cause i feel attached to.

Music, Movies, and Books

my favorites as of the last 2 weeks because this list could go on for ages and no one has the time or interest for that:

music - tribe called quest, chopin
movies - grand budapest hotel, frances ha, once
books - the martian, the home and the world, everything is illuminated

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

still in my memory is when i was on a small sailboat during a foggy night on july 4th, and we sailed underneath the fireworks in the san francisco bay. it was kinda cold, but so beautiful and like a dream. i don't know if it was the same day, but i also remember there being our friend's really fluffy samoyed dog sitting with us and wearing a life-jacket haha

Teach, Learn, Share

yes please! :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

companionship, the local experience, maybe some home-cooked meals or baked goodies!

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Netherlands, United States

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