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  • 4 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • scientist (biology, bioinformatics)
  • mama didn't raise no fool
  • From Irkutsk, Russia
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


"Live deep and suck out all the marrow of life" ~Thoreau


I am a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology at UMASS. I love to have fun, throw theme parties and dress up! I also love to travel.


"Resist everything, but temptation" ~Oscar Wilde

"Make no small plans. They have no magic to stir men's souls" ~Daniel Burnham

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've couchsurfed twice in France now. What lovely people!


Wonderful day trip to Normandy in 2011!
Stayed with a lovely couple in Montpellier in 2012!


Traveling, dancing, rock-climbing, cosplay, running in the rain, Parisian picnics, painting, interior decorating, zombies, bacon

  • dancing
  • running
  • partying
  • traveling
  • painting
  • magic
  • rock climbing
  • engineering

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: the sappier the better. Also, the complete opposite, music that makes me want to dance and feel like it's friday on my commute to school!
My favorite books to read are Russian classics, but I do like American bestsellers as well.
I love movies, especially Amelie. Current fave TV series are Scandal and Revenge - check them out!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My latest internship experience in Paris has been life changing and I hope to come back soon!

Teach, Learn, Share

If you live in Massachusetts and would like to do a French/English or French/Russian exchange hit me up!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, United States

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