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Margaret Paynich

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • School Counselor
  • B.A. Political Science / M.A. School...
  • From Warwick, RI
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Chasing sunsets around the world

ABOUT ME

MOVING TO ATLANTA!!!

I am in my mid twenties and just completed my master's degree in School Counseling. When I am not reforming education policy, I am hiking, backpacking, kayaking, biking and I love sailing. I plan to own my own sailboat in the near future. I love being out in the sun, going to the beach, hiking to the tops of peaks for the view and watching the sun set - preferably over a body of water.

PHILOSOPHY

I feel as if I was put on this earth to recognize the the injustices of our American school system and work to change them I plan to spend the rest of my life working on school reform issues. While I am doing this work, I want to have a high quality of life, which is where most of my outdoor activities come into play. I also feel like everything happens for a reason, and I'm going to die when I am meant to - not because I took a risk. So, take risks!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I was introduced to couch surfing by two of my close friends. I am hoping to get more involved in the couch surfing community as my travel continues.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfing in San Diego, CA made my experience there 100x better than if I'd been going it alone.

Interests

Hiking, Biking, Backpacking, Sailing, Beaches, Kayaking, playing chess, reading, writing in my blogs, road trips, mountain peaks, education policy, politics, meditation, yoga, mentoring teens, Italian food, ham, tomato and egg omelets, international service trips

Music, Movies & Books

Peaceful Warrior, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Ron Clark Story, Freedom Writers, Pretty Woman, Into the Wild
Like most music, classic rock, alternative, country, indie
Books: Mysteries, books that movies were made from, education policy books

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I fear I haven't done this yet. But my proudest accomplishment to date, is my first solo backpacking trip in the White Mountains of NH. It was a constant struggle with few but amazing high points. It was truly an educational experience for me.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've heard that sometimes couch surfers trade a meal for couch. I can make a great home made alfredo sauce...
I can sail and rock climb :)

Countries I've Visited

United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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