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Socially conscious, party in a box
I was born in Venezuela, moved to the States when I was 10, and have been here ever since (except for when I'm not). I love food, dancing, culture, rugby, friends, drinks, adventures, traveling, etc, etc, etc. In the professional sphere, I'm a very devoted to international community development, with a particular emphasis on microfinance. I like to think I'm open minded, a party in a box, and bordering on annoyingly liberal.
I feel a particularly strong imperative to foster the kind of change that puts lesser-developed communities at the forefront of development, through it building a more equitable global society.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I was part a lot of absurdly fun meet ups and traveling adventures when I was living in Cochabamba, and now that i am back in San Francisco, I am definitely willing to show other CSers around. I am a particular connoisseur of the Mission and Castro if you are interested :)
I've been to a few Cocha Couch Surfing meet ups that have been really fun, and have also been able to meet a few travelers passing through!
I love eating, being part of culturally opening experience, adventures, shenanigans, drinking/dancing, and last BUT not least RUGBY!!
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Cidade de Deus, Amelie, Snatch, Sin Noticias de Dios, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Forest Gump, Y Tu Mamá También, etc, etc.
I like really bad TV: Family Guy, Reno 911!, Roseanne, Weeds, The Office, but please don't judge me for that.
As for books I love the Count of Monte Cristo, Bossypants, Banker to the Poor, Angels and Demons, The Giver, East of Eden, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.
Music: tops are hip hop and mostly anything Latin, but I'll listen to anything, except maybe heavy metal.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bolivia, Brazil, United States, Venezuela