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Overview

  • 8 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Tagalog
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • World citizen, US Peace Corps Volunteer 2008-2010, commun...
  • through trial and error
  • From Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live a life of exploration, service and joy.

ABOUT ME

Some friends would called me lost, but I say that not all those who wander are lost.

I currently coordinate a community center/food pantry in Colorado Springs, CO. I also direct interagency health and feeding programs and am working on building community gardens for 3 sites in 2012. I am also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in the Philippines from 2008-2010. Great to meet you!

PHILOSOPHY

The purpose of life is to live fully, wisely, compassionately and with joy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hosted couch surfers while living in the Philippines and loved it! I'm interested to become involved with CS again now that I have 'settled down' for the time being in my hometown of Colorado Springs and am planning new travel adventures.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Very positive

Interests

Outdoors: hiking, camping, running (training for a marathon now!)
Community gardening
Travel
Good conversation
Meditation
Music (guitar, clarinet, hand drumming)
Local politics

  • dining
  • marathon
  • running
  • meditation
  • gardening
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • rock climbing
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Hmmm...quite a bit actually. But I love non-fiction and travel memoirs.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Scuba diving and snorkeling in the Philippines (most marine bio-diverse region in the world)
Climbing Colorado 14ers
Hiking rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon
Working in the Scottish Highlands at the base of Ben Nevis

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to meet other humanitarians, or those who love to travel and learn. I enjoy sharing experiences with all kinds of people--
I have a friend who tells me I could get along with a brick.

You know what? I think he's right.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Philippines, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Philippines, United Kingdom, United States

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