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Joe Gonzalez

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Founder of a non-profit, independent...
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • From New York
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be a global citizen who is conscious about what is going on in the world and to help better it.

ABOUT ME

I'm all about seeing the world, focusing on community and learning about cultures and people. I have a very diverse professional background, having spent most of my career working in the entertainment industry (TV, film, theatre). In more recent years I have launched a non-profit that does global outreach work. I am a very active member of my local community and I have always done tons of volunteer work. I have spent thousands of hours working with children in schools and as a mentor. I love the opportunity to explore new things.

PHILOSOPHY

I may have an apartment in New York, but I live on Earth. We are global citizens and need to understand that we all live here together.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am an active participant on the New York City page and do my best to answer every inquiry message that is sent to me.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Great experiences hosting guests from throughout the world. There is nothing more authentic than living with locals and experiencing their culture.

Interests

Photography, art, design, documentaries, good food, good conversation, hanging out with friends, movies, theatre, cooking, meeting new people and drinking coffee!

Music, Movies & Books

Books and documentaries that focus on global issues. Otherwise I'm a huge fan of comic books, animation and sci-fi.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I traveled to Siberia to meet a child that I had been sponsoring at an orphanage for several years. I also taught a class on digital photography to a group of middle school students in India.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love my city and I love to share some history about it. New York is a unique place on Earth as it has such as rich diversity of people and cultures. There is also a great history behind it. I'm also a photographer who still shoots on film and prints his own work by hand.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Dominican Republic, France, India, Jamaica, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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