Eleanor Berryman

Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

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About Me


If you asked my best friends, they'd probably say that I'm odd, but in a good way. I'm very nerdy and am passionate about learning new things and coming across new ideas. I'm a geochemist (geology+chemistry), so naturally I enjoy exploring and learning about how our planet works. If you want to teach me anything, I'm really excited! I take everything at face value and value integrity above all else.


Above all else, be kind, especially to yourself.


I love animals, especially cats and rats. I love hiking and camping. I love crafts (I crochet and sew) and anything handmade. I'm quite introverted which means that I value time alone, but still enjoy socializing and going to get togethers, especially if they involve board games or dancing. I also really, really enjoy climbing active volcanoes. I have some great stories about these adventures.

Music, Movies, and Books

Three books, TV shows, and Bands:
Girl with the dragon tattoo series, Hunger Games, Alice in Wonderland...
Modern Family, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey...
Marina and the Diamonds, Kate Nash, Barenaked Ladies...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The most amazing thing I've done is climb up Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania. It took us about 5 hours to climb up and it was so steep I thought my kneecaps would shatter. The scoria was also so fine that every step forward slid down. Anyway, at the top I was greeted by the fantastic crater that blew my mind. I literally started jumping up and down and burst into tears. My friends said it was pretty hilarious how excited I was - it was one of the best moments of my life. On the way down, I was scared because of how high we were. Then it started to rain and we slid down the volcano on a lahar flow. I was pretty sure I was going to die that day haha. Very intense.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach crocheting, geology, math, chemistry, physics, animal care (specializing in cats and rats!), and outdoor/camping skills, oh and bellydance??

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Iceland, Japan, Netherlands, Oman, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, Netherlands

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