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Overview

  • 4 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Copywriter/Digital Marketer
  • BA in Creative Writing/International Studies
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
To connect with, grow with, and learn from as many people as possible.

Rounding out 2 years of travel! I'm a wannabe essayist, incurable optimist, and general enthusiast. My favorite things are: eating cheap food with quality people, having a good cup of coffee at sunrise, drinking good beer, discussing "big" ideas, and talking long walks in beautiful places.

Ultimately, I value human connection, kindness, learning, and spontaneity above all else.

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CURRENT MISSION

Conectarse con y aprender de tanta gente como sea posible.

ABOUT ME

Soy escritora esperanzada, optimista incurable, y entusiasta en general. Mis cosas favoritas son: comiendo comida barata con gente interesante, tomando una buena cafe al amanecer, disfrutando una buena cerveza, discutiendo grandes ideas, y dando paseos largos en lugares hermosas.

Por último, me importa amabilidad, aprendizaje, y espontaneidad sobre todo.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet some new friends while I travel! I hope to learn from and be challenged by as many people as possible. I sincerely believe that everyone is extraordinary, and learning what's incredible about the people I encounter always pushes me to be better. Hopefully, I'll have some fun stories to tell, some recipes to share, or something to teach, as well.

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Conocer nuevos amigos cuando estoy viajando. Yo creo, sinceramente, que toda la gente es extraordinaria, y aprendiendo lo que es increíble sobre alguien, me hace mejor. Ojalá que tengo algo para compartir (recetas, historias, buenas ondas), o para enseñar también.

Interests

Writing/Reading/Art/Coffee/Old School Rap Music/American Football/Hiking/Cooking/Good Conversation.

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Escribir/Leer/Idiomas/Arte/Café/Música Rap/Fútbol Estadounidense/Trekking/Cocinar/Buenas Conversaciones.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books/Libros: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera), The Tenth of December (George Saunders), The Thing Around Your Neck (Chimamanda Adichie), This is How You Lose Her (Junot Diaz), The Empathy Exams (Leslie Jamison), Cien Años de Soliedad (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Movies/Películas: El Laberinto del Fauno, Waking Life, A Streetcar Named Desire, Whiplash, Boyhood, Grizzly Man, Particle Fever.

Music: Coltrane, Control Machete, Frank Ocean, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mos Def, Sylvan Esso, Rhye, Marvin Gaye, BLK JKS, Shakey Graves, Adult Jazz, Bernhoft, tune-yards, LCD Soundsystem, NWA, Kishi Bashi, Kendrick Lamar, The Beatles, 2pac, Flume, Zhu.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been so lucky with all that I've experienced. The things that have felt most "amazing" to me have always been moments when I've given good advice, volunteered in a way that was useful, or overall--found a way to make a positive impact.

I've also been lucky enough to skydive, hike through the Swiss Alps, and get scuba certified. All of which were super extraordinary opportunities.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have experience teaching English. I can cook decently well, and am constantly picking up new recipes. I work in digital marketing, so I'm happy to help volunteer my services with any hosts looking to promote a small business or organization online. I'd be obviously happy as well to help out with chores or maintenance during my stay.

I hope to learn new languages, new recipes, or any new artistic endeavor. But honestly, I want to learn as much as possible about almost anything. I'm constantly looking for ways to grow.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Undying gratitude, good energy, new recipes, an open mind. I like to think I'm good conversationalist, and a gracious guest.

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Gratitud eterna, buena energía, nuevas recetas, una mente abierta. Me gusta pensar que soy buen conversador y una invitado cortés.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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