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Leslie Jessen

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Georgian, German, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • George Washington University & PSU
  • From Denver, CO, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

finding ways to never say never

ABOUT ME

Having spent the last five years traveling heavily, I've recently moved back to Vienna and might be here for awhile. Studying to be a geospatial intelligence analyst occupies most of my time, but I work as a corporate business analyst (USA) and an au pair (Austria) to pay the bills. Staring at satellite imagery and vectors all day makes me anxious for the next trek... in lieu of actually leaving I'm excited to hear about your hometown!

PHILOSOPHY

"It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, because when the sun comes up you better start running"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting & Surfing when possible, meeting up all over the world

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'd prefer to never stay in hostel or a hotel again

Interests

I can find something to relish in anything!!!

Otherwise my staples are discussing culture, debating politics, hiking, skiing, volleyball, equestrian...

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Volbeat, Talking Heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chase & Status, Brad Paisley, Manu Chao, Texta, Hootie & the Blow Fish...e Movies: Gunner Palace, Restrepo, Thank You for Smoking, Lberinto del Fauno, Gladiator, The Deer Hunter, Lord of War, Das Leben der Anderen, Sometimes in April Books: Cien Años de Soledad, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, Heart of Darkness, The Prince, The Looming Tower, Running the World

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Once lived in a place where I could wake up early to hike a neighboring "hill", follow it up by teaching four English classes comparing Oromo and American culture, break to play a game of American football and end the day sharing a single plate of food by candle light with an acquired family...

Some others: watching the sunrise on Mt. Sinai, bungee jumping into the Nile, sand tobogganing in Australia, riding the back bowls on Mary Jane, seeing Napoli on the back of a motorcycle at 1 am, waking up at 4:00 to hike the Stairway to Heaven, crossing the unofficial border between Georgia and Azerbaijan to checkout a cave monastery, biking the Prince's Islands...

Teach, Learn, Share

English. Leveraging Geospatial Data. Elated to learn anything you are willing to share

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Georgia, Germany, Uganda, United States

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