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Traveling, metalsmithing, collecting stones, poverty law, yoga, reading about the USSR, photography, yoga, working on my Spanish and Mandarin.
I work at an anti-poverty non-profit in health law and policy in New York, but will be transitioning my career soon to public health in humanitarian crises and natural disasters. My true passion in life is travel and do it as often as I can! I've backpacked in many many places and hope to backpack in many more.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've stayed with a few people and made some awesome friends from couchsurfing. Would like to make some friends while I am in Kiev.
I love photography, meditation and yoga. I'm interested in herbal medicine and traveling to new places. And making new friends!
Music, Movies, and Books
I love grunge rock, reggae, funk, some metal, West African pop music and Central American pop music.
I've been reading a lot of history recently, but generally read memoirs, history and poetry. I do love some fiction though. Some favorites include "Sometimes a Great Notion", "At Play in the Fields of the Lord", "Without You There Is No Us" and "The Conference of Birds."
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Helped signed up almost 2,000 people for Obamacare in the last 3 years.
Backpacked alone around NW China.
Traveled through Senegal, Guinea and the Gambia for six months.
Translated for a medical team in Honduras.
Teach, Learn, Share
Cooking! I love to cook and learned to cook lots of different dishes in both Italy and the Middle East because I have family there. I am especially enthusiastic about pasta and shakshuka.
I also love hearing people's perceptions of their own countries.
I'm also ALWAYS looking for an opportunity to use my French and Spanish.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belize, Canada, China, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Gambia, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Taiwan, United States