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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
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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?
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Peoples History of American Empire
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