Emily W

Baton Rouge , Louisiana , USA

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  • Fluent in English
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student, yoga teacher
  • About to start grad school to get my MS in environmental ...
  • From ME, USA
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About Me


I first heard about couch surfing while studying abroad in Iceland during Fall 2011 at University of Iceland in Reykjavik. I am from Maine and went to undergrad in upstate New York where I graduated with a B.S in environmental studies/biology.
I moved to Athens, Ga for almost two years after college where I worked in a lab while also getting my yoga teacher certification. Now I'm living in Louisiana as I attend graduate school.


"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
-- Chris McCandless

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have met some awesome couch surfers and it is something I have really wanted to try myself. I love the idea of traveling to a place and fully immersing yourself in the culture by staying with locals.

-Tried couchsurfing for the first time in Canada while interviewing for vet school. It was a good experience and really helpful!


Reading, music, animals, traveling, nature, yoga, the environment. I've been a vegan since January 2015 and am passionate about how the food we eat can lead to a healthier lifestyle for us and our planet.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Bright Eyes, Seabear, Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Útidúr, Sin Fang, Beirut, Agent Fresco, Of Monsters and Men, Sóley, Tallest Man on Earth, First Aid Kit, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Pascal Pinon, Postal Service, Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, The Beatles, Ólafur Arnalds, Lily & Madeleine, and Margot and the Nuclear So and So's.

Movies: Into the Wild, Gladiator, Shawshank Redemption, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Across the Universe, Once, Little Miss Sunshine, LOTR, Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives, Stuck in Love, Safety Not Guaranteed, Mission Blue, Almost Famous

Books: most everything.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Everything I've seen in Iceland has been amazing:) Especially the amazing fireworks display on New Years Eve; the waterfall Skógafoss; the village of Vík; and of course the Northern Lights!

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Iceland, United States

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