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Michelle Stantial

Tully, NY, United States

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  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • MS Candidate of Environment and Fore...
  • From Southington, Ohio
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To be open to whatever new experiences might come my way.


I've been working with endangered species since 2007, and I feel passionately that humans have a responsibility to ensure that these animals have places to thrive in a world where we have destroyed most of their available habitat. My current project is examining factors limiting population growth of piping plovers along the New Jersey coast. Piping plovers will always have a special place in my heart, but I'm a lover of all birds and wild creatures!

I think the world is a beautiful place full of beautiful people, and there is nothing more wonderful than someone who can LAUGH and be JOYFUL in every moment. I keep a positive attitude, I try to keep life in perspective, and I look for the good in everyone.


Anyone can accomplish anything with only 8 hugs a day! Try it. See how good it feels.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I love to host people at my house. While I also enjoy traveling, our life has taken some turns that don't really allow me to get out there and be a guest any more. The best I can do is allow people to stay with us, in our beautiful home, to get to know them, and to let them get to know me. I love to meet new people, so please, if you're in the area, come and stay!


I've mostly hosted and not had much time to be a guest. I've had nothing but positive experiences through Couchsurfing, and I would love to continue to host as many people as possible.


i love yoga. i love birds. i love the color green. i love knitting. i love crossword puzzles. i love calenders. i love the ocean. i love to run. i love rivers. i love trees. i love to eat vegetables. i love toes. i love hugs. i love grass. i love the sunset. i love the sunrise. i love the stars. i love my dog. i love being warm. i love cuddling. i love mountains. i love wool socks. i love being happy.

Music, Movies & Books

I love good folk music and bluegrass, pretty much anything with a banjo will win me over. I love great jazz. I love reading, but I'm sort of a science nerd, so I read a lot of science-based journals. I don't own a television, and I don't ever desire to own one, so I know NOTHING about movies or current TV :) And I like it that way.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've watched the sunset at the Taj Mahal.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm willing to learn anything and teach anything that I know. I love sharing my experiences and my thoughts and my skills with others. I also love when others are patient enough to share those same things with me.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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