John Fink

Washington, DC, United States

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  • Universities of Wisconsin & Maryland; engaged in lifelong...
  • From Madison, WI- USA
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About Me


Building flourishing communities


I grew up in a small(ish) town in Wisconsin, which is most famous for producing many manhole covers for sewers and storm drains (Neenah Foundry- look for it!). Later I moved to Madison, WI to start my undergraduate education where I discovered/developed a love for swimming in the lake, sailing, and riding my bike. Now I've landed in DC for two years while studying the college student experience which will hopefully prepare me for a career in higher education.

Creating and sustaining relationships with others is a very important and meaningful part of my life. Through my relationships with others I've learned more about myself and enjoyed some rockin' fellowship.

I would like to create a life for myself that doesn't necessitate owning a car.

I love fixing, riding, fantasizing & checking-out bikes.


I am shaped by my experiences, therefore I am trying to make those experiences worthwhile

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I travel to cities to see the sights and meet the people.

I try to reciprocate the hospitality that I've experienced.



Portland-Ashley & David, June 2008
Seattle- Channing & Shana; Frank, June 2008
Vancouver- Anna, June 2008
Ann Arbor- Shane & Elizabeth, January 2010
Boston- Dolly, March 2010
DC- Elana, July 2010
Indy- Brittany & Adam, May 2011
Charlotte, NC- Rob, November, 2011

Sabrina, Rea, Sabrina, & Ludi, July 2012


Currently I am biking and reading a lot. A great Saturday for me would be going to the Farmers Market, reading at a coffee shop, and biking downtown along the river and monuments (and dodging tourists)

I'm also really interested in Beer, Social Justice education & systems of oppression, caffeine

Music, Movies, and Books

Currently Reading: in between books, any suggestions?

Recent Favorites:
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Peoples History of American Empire
Manchurian Candidate
Brave New World

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have gotten to hold a lion pup

I have taken a bite out of the world's largest piece of bread

I have witnessed a thousand-person snowball fight

(inquire for stories)

Teach, Learn, Share

Abigail Adams was a very savvy investor

I would love to learn more about Latin American/South American History from 1900 to present

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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