Jinyoung Park

San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • Mount Holyoke College
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About Me




I am from Seoul, South Korea. Few years ago, I made a move to the United States to attend all-women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts where I studied sociology and experienced whole different world.

Currently I am living in San Francisco working at a fintech startup.


Trust my gut. And dare to follow it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I bring curiosity to learn about the others and generosity to share my bits with them.

The idea of creating random, yet meaningful connections with like-minded people all around the world fascinates me.


I had an amazing first couchsurfing experience in Boston back in 2011 when I was hosted by people in cs co-op. Since then I surfed in several countries afterwards and became a couchsurfing community organizer in Seoul and Amherst.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to live in a place that could host strangers on the Internet yet but I am open to meeting them and exchanging each other's experience of life, travel and uh life.


Hiking, Surfing, Cooking, Electro Music, Rock Music, Discovering random places not reviewed in the Internet, Festivals, Secondhand shops, Deep Conversations

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - I dig into dream pop/electronic, but I enjoy eclectic mix of music. Music is even better in live shows and festivals - I should attend more.

Movies - Picking favorites is hard.

Books - Not a big fan of fiction (call me unimaginative), more into non-fiction. I liked books I read in the college to complete sociology requirements. One of them was Alone Together by Sherry Turkle, an interesting observation of changing human social behavior in a connected society.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The proudest and the most amazing thing I've done incrementally over years is getting over social anxiety. I was extremely shy and introverted for most of my life, which I hated.

The last five years had been an experiment in presenting myself and interacting with the others in social situations - efforts included working as a waitress, front-desk person, radio DJ and organizing cs community. (which helped a lot) Now I'm over it and happy with myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach : Languages. One pot meals. Skiing. Reading maps. Living abroad. Traveling on budget. Hustling to get a job in a startup.

Learn : About you and the world you are from.

Share : The moments together.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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