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Greetings and salutations, fellow wandering comrades! I am Julia, you can call me Muffin. I moved in St. Louis in August 2017 settling down after work around Southeast Asia and some other continents for some time. I graduated in 2019 with my masters degrees in public health and social work and stayed here in STL to experience corporate population health program managing at a managed care org. St. Louis is nice, it’s a little gem and I think will get super popular in a decade. I have a background in social work and teaching many things: English, technology use and swimming. I've worked at psychiatric hospitals and community centers, foundations and at Apple. I'm very interested in racial equity, gender equality and self-care. I'm married to Amir, a civil engineer PhD and ArcGIS wizard. A goal of mine is to become a Jeopardy! Question (aka and answer). I’m always trying to learn about a new language, I'd love to learn some of yours.
As a surfer I seek to be helpful, tidy and positive. Happy to take care of pets, children, chores or cook a meal.
If you're staying with us, my yogi mother if often here or traveling, Christa, and we have a schnauzer named Monty and five chickens. Now, If you send Amir or I a request please tell me your pronouns or favorite flower. It’s one of the ways we know that y’all actually read hosts’ profiles
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Connection and sharing of space. I feel that I'm Living ‘my truth’ the most when I have moments of mutual understandings with other humans, if that makes sense.
So couchsurfing helps me do it.
Amazing people hosted me on the road and I enjoying repaying that kindness every time.
Creating, Trivia, exploring, nature and cooking meals for others. And of course discos.
- social work
- learning languages
- public health
- data science
- political economy
- data visualization
- racial equity
Music, Movies, and Books
I love all music and dancing, but my some* top artist/bands are the Slits, Crass, Pixies, Aphex Twin and Deee-Lite. Big fan of mindfulness and writings related to Buddhism, namely Thich Nhat Hahn. I also read a lot of political economic tragedies novel or nonfiction (climate change, disease, apocalyptic events). I enjoy Persian poets like Rumi, Khayyam. I don't watch many movies but I like the 5th element and I love the movie Koyaanisqatsi (and P. Glass scores). If I do watch live television, it's only watch the best program known to me... Jeopardy! TM
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Wild camped in the Omani Wahiba Sand Dunes
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach learn share...
I teach heaps. Policy, geopolitics, the New Deal, guided meditation, critical thought, swimming, farsi, cooking, technology use, academia, healthcare, patience.
I want to learn everything good and be mindful and appreciative of the present in the present!
We can share life lessons and all be teachers.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Laundry, fridge, company, home meals
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Myanmar, Thailand, United States