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Gloria Pedersen

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Past: Lab manager @ Weill Cornell Me...
  • BA in psych
  • From Norwood, MA USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn all that I can, see the world, and continue to be young at heart.

ABOUT ME

Hello : ) I am young woman figuring out my place in this lovely world. I love to laugh and smile, dance and sing, and most of all meet new people, learn different lifestyles, and experience new places.

I'm currently taking a break from career world and au pairing in Reims, France. My plan is to continue on to graduate school in global mental health in London.

I have 7 brothers and sisters, one being my twin : )

I love animals, I prefer cats.

PHILOSOPHY

Run down your dreams as best as you can. Always remember that you will learn new things from whomever you meet, and the more you know, the more knowledge and learning there is to gain in the future.

Keep your feet tappin' and your self laughin' (Yeah...I said it)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'be surfed a few times, been to some great meet-ups in NYC, and hosted twice. So...somewhat a novice.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have surfed in Chicago, NYC, Helsinki, and Stockholm. I've hosted at my old apartment in NYC.

Each time was something new and different, and I have always enjoyed my company and I have been told the same. It's great to make new friends and learn different cultures this way. One of my favorite times was meet up in NYC of all couch surfer members. We just had a blast and it really made me appreciate the community here.

Interests

The color orange, elephants, traveling, dancing, human thought, philosophical debates, communication, physical health, all things musical

Music, Movies & Books

I love to watch movies. I really like psychological thrillers, comedies, dramas, and ganagster movies like Billy Brasco and Goodfellas. Music- I love most every type of music minus heavy metal rock. I also don't enjoy all types of country but I have learned to appreciate where the artists' thoughts come from. My favorite is between classic rock and dance. I am much of a novel reader...current favorites include The Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, Bossypants by Tina Fey, and most all of David Foster Wallace's work

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have walked on hot coals just to say I walked on coals. Stupid or amazing? You decide.

Teach, Learn, Share

I tend to be asked a lot of advice when it comes to relationships or just needing someone to share with. I am also great at writing papers and love to help others with this.
I have been a nanny as well as involved in the insurance biz (unfortunately) and can offer some advice in those . And, as mentioned before I worked in developmental neuroscience for the last 3 years so...if interested in psychology....

What I Can Share With Hosts

Laughs. Story telling. Opinions?

I'm not a great cook, but it's only because I don't practice. So really I can cook, I just don't and because of it I may get nervous to have someone try my food.

I love adventure and also just to straight up chill. So, both?

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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