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  • Fluent in English
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • peace corps volunteer
  • bachelor's degree in environmental science and biology
  • From longmont colorado usa
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

surviving what i just noticed i have become: an adult.

ABOUT ME

I'm a quarter of a century old and I have been lucky enough to have a kick ass time in those 25 years. I just got back from serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, and now I'm learning what it's like to live with indoor plumbing. Weeee!

PHILOSOPHY

I believe strongly in hard work and the idea that people are a good investment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I, uh... have a couch?

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In Lesotho I helped my buddy Nichol host several volunteers as they traveled through southern Africa. They were all really awesome people who were up for doing anything we could come up with.

Interests

Writing, reading, Africa, history, traveling, helping people especially in order to "level the playing field," politics, things that are funny (and I'm not really that picky), nature(especially trees, bacteria, evolution and eco-systems), recycling, pens.

  • writing
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • history
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Arab Strap, Nada Surf, Neko Case, The Sounds, Regina Spektor, Raveonettes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Decemberists, Cake, Coldplay, Led Zepplin, Ryan Adams, Damein Rice, The Offspring, Postal Service, Deathcab, Greenday, Bright Eyes, Loretta Lynn, Moby, Radiohead, The Killers, Travis, Lynard Skynard, Heart, Tom Petty, The White Stripes, Fatboy Slim, Beastie Boys, Blink 182, Weezer, Nick Drake
Favorite TV Shows:
after being home for a week i have decided i love the discovery channel. especially the show where they do everything in slow motion. awesome.
Favorite Movies:
SLC Punk, Christopher Guest, Cohen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Batman Returns, The Ice Storm, Wonderboys, Napoleon Dynamite, But I'm A Cheerleader, Saved, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, any MST3K, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Love Actually, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock, Lords of Dogtown, Go, most any Audrey Hepurn or Marilyn Monroe or Betty Grable Movie (especially Niagra, How to Marry A Millionaire, Love in the Afternoon, Sabrina and Spring Time in the Rockies), I Heart Huckabees, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, Cluesless, High Fidelity
Favorite Books:
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, TC. Boyle (Drop City), David Sedaris (Holidays on Ice, especially), F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck (esp Of Mice and Men), Best American Non-required Reading, The Book of Lame and Rad, Little Women, Wild Meat and the Billy Burgers, Syrup, A Light in the Attic, America (The Book--John Stewart), The BFG, Martin the Warrior, Walden, To the Lighthouse, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence, Affluenza, books about trees, flowers, genes and politics

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I finished Peace Corps and actually stayed an extra few months.

Teach, Learn, Share

When you take the train from Zambia to Tanzania, don't exchange money on the train. Make sure you have the cash, in USD for the visa (it was $40 two years ago) so you don't have to deal with the crooks on the train. And when you have delays, anywhere, like a bus breaks down or something, use the time to meet other people on the bus or ask the bus conductors about the local customs, games, folk lore, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Lesotho, United States

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