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Overview

  • 8 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Norwegian
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Student
  • B.A.
  • From Phoenix, Arizona
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

embracing the absurd, and letting life take me on a journey

ABOUT ME

I graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a B.A. in psychology. I then moved to Berlin, Germany and Glasgow, Scotland for three years. I'm now finally back in the States, and will be pursuing a master's degree in social work at the University of Washington in Seattle!

When I'm not with my friends, I like to read books (mainly philosophy), walk, cook, explore the city, listen to music, make art, go to art galleries, socialize, and hang out in parks enjoying nice weather.

It's always nice to meet new people and hear their stories. I'm always happy to meet with someone for coffee or drinks and show them around to all my favorite hangouts!

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PHILOSOPHY

I believe it's important to embrace the absurd -- when you do this, life can take you in unexpected directions. Always have an open mind!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participated a lot in Berlin with CS gatherings, and my friends and I have also hosted a few people back in the States!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've met some fantastic, interesting people through this website, and have had amazing experiences as a result! I'm very happy that I discovered CS.

Interests

I'm very passionate about social advocacy! It's the reason why I'm studying social work! Other than that, I really enjoy painting, reading, writing, baking, going to concerts and art galleries, speaking German, philosophy, etc.

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • concerts
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • baking
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • painting
  • music
  • psychology
  • social work
  • tourism
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

Ladytron, Chairlift, Islands, Unicorns, Camera Obscura, Wolf Parade, Animal Collective, Bloc Party, Broken Social Scene, Klee, Grauzone, Asobi Sesku, Air, Belle & Sebastian, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Crystal castles, Islands, Interpol, Magnetic Fields, Teenager, etc.

The Edukators, The Squid and the Whale, Lost in Translation, Goodbye Lenin, The Forest for the Trees, Revanche, Antares, Rushmore. I like foreign films.

camus, rimbaud, sartre, heidegger, nietzsche, plath, freud, jung, cocteau, hesse, de sade, saunders, celine, dostoevsky, mischel, bukowski, sacher-masoch, bataille, wilde, marx, kerouac, arpaly, eliot, csíkszentmihályi, kafka, kierkegaard, bashō.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There are so many "aha" moments, that they're hard to list!

Teach, Learn, Share

German language
Philosophy
Psychology
Activism
Vegetarianism

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

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