Jan Ger

Petaluma, CA, United States

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About Me


My mission is to learn and keep on learning! I want to better myself as a person and be a positive influence in other people's lives :) Every little bit counts!


Hello hello!I am an art history and social&behavior sciences double major who wants to continue working with children. I would like to travel and teach as well as help with women. One day, I would like to start my own little restaurant :)Hm, I like a little bit of everything. I think I would say I mostly am a food and art lover absolutely! When I travel, I would like to see/feel what the locals like.


Life only goes up :)

"People need people" -Stedman

"Be the change you want to see"- Gandhi

"Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Every one of us is a part of that jewel. A facet of that jewel. And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal." -Fred Rogers

"There's a blessing in every lesson." -Indie Arie

"Music's for grooving, man." -Janis Joplin

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I will be happy to meet up for coffee/tea :)

When I get my own couch, it can then be your couch; then it will be our couch, yes?


Wonderful- I love couchsurfing and had a fantastic time with all the people I have met! Great way to learn about the places being visited and warms the heart's experience <3


Crafts, art, cooking, baking, food, music, culture, travel, nature, festivals, walks, belly dance, capoeira, museums, tennis, volleyball, tea, climbing that rock... et cetera.I am interested in connecting with people, learning something new, eating great food, seeing art, finding out the best local music and events, feeling nature, and being inspired!

Music, Movies, and Books

I miss the time I have for reading.. Current favorite author: Mitch Albom


I began writing a list that became ridiculously long..

I love swing, big band, musicals, jazz, reggae, classical, opera, bluegrass, rock, psychedelic, indie, conscious rap, world fusions, blues, tribal..

From Louis Armstrong to Bob Marley, Beats Antique to Ravi Shankar, Hallelujah Chicken Run to The Dubliners, Dgiin to Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles to Floetry, Gustav Holst to Dengue Fever, Frank Sinatra to Balkan Beat Box, The Kinks to Joni Mitchell, Elvis to Adele...and ofcourse...

I LOVE Janis Joplin!!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Been to Burning Man!! Met so many beautiful souls and felt so much love from all around s third grade class and I was hired to be their fourth grade mentor the following year. Such a joy! A challenging experience that has helped me grow so much! It was the best year of my life :)Update: Volunteering with them as fifth graders in a 5th/6th grade class and it is verrrry different!

Seeing nightfall and dawn at the same while flying through the sky; unbelievable!

Four day Greyhound trip across the states ;p

Teach, Learn, Share

Thoughts, ideas, dreams~

The best pie crust has a 1:1 ratio of butter to flour and it all depends on how you work it.

Let's make art together :) Balloon animals?

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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