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Overview

  • 18 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Data analyst
  • UNL, UNMC
  • From Herndon, VA, USA
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About Me

UPDATE: My guest room is currently undergoing a refresh and will soon be lacking a bed. Aside from a few days in early November, I am unable to host for the remainder of 2021 and likely early 2022 as my redecorating project shifts across the hall to my own room. I look forward to hosting again when my projects are complete!

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Hi! I'm a data analyst for an insurance company. I bought my own home about a year ago, and I have a perfectly good guest bedroom just sitting there empty. Someone may as well use it. :)

Things to know about staying with me:

1) My dog will expect you to play ball with her.
2) Homophobia is not welcome in my home.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've always easily opened up my home to friends, whether it be back during my previous round of homeownership when a spare bedroom, or during the years when I had only a one-bedroom apartment with a fold-out couch.

From my own side, I've often found myself facing the 5-hour drive back home and having to decide between doing battle with highway wildlife in the blackness of 1 a.m. and hitting the road in the early hours of the morning, hoping that caffeine will work its magic. Neither option is appealing, and every time I've wished I had a friend to stay with halfway out ... and so I joined Couchsurfing. Even if I never solve my own westward travel dilemma, perhaps I can do so for a fellow traveler.

Interests

I'm very into hobby boardgaming, and I have a pretty decent collection. Come join me for a game!

  • board games
  • karaoke
  • volunteering
  • marvel
  • math

Music, Movies, and Books

Music ... Regina Spektor (+ friends) and jazz.
Movies ... One Week, High Society, and Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Books ... Chris Bohjalian is my favorite author; otherwise whatever's in my mom's Audible library.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Who am I to judge what counts as amazing? Here are a few memories about which I still get excited, and you can make up your own mind:

* I spent a spring break building houses for immigrants in Texas.
* I partied it up at Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
* I went to space camp and got to explore the International Space Station simulators.
* I announced the bands on stage in front of thousands of people at a blues festival in Lincoln.
* I was on Omaha television to promote safe prescription drug disposal.
* I led the host committee for my pharmacy fraternity's biennial week-long national meeting, which literally changed my life.
* I joined Couchsurfing!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico

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