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Exploring the world, one anomaly at a time.
I grew up in the southeastern United States and moved to the northeast for college, where I graduated in May 2008. Since then, I've been carrying out a project on birth defects (how they're treated by the medical community and attitudes about them in different cultures) in 5 countries (Ireland, Ghana, India, China, and Argentina). After I return to the U.S. in July 2009, I'll start the application process for med school. Eventually, I'd like to be some type of surgeon.
I'm philosophically opposed to taking elevators if I'm able to walk and my destination is on the 8th floor or below.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm traveling through July 2009, but after that I'll be living in New York City and would be happy to host travelers whenever I can.
I'm new to Couch Surfing, so no experiences to talk about yet.
I have many interests, but to name a few, I enjoy talking with people (particularly on walks or over coffee or tea), running and biking, trying and learning to cook new foods, watching movies, reading (particularly biographies, short stories, and magazines or books on current events), animals (especially house pets), and visiting hospitals, historical landmarks, and museums.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Jazz, Pop, World, Classical (a little of almost everything)
Movies: Waking Ned Divine, A League of Their Own, Annie Hall, Billy Elliot, Life is Beautiful, When Harry Met Sally, Rain Man, Working Girl
Books: Angela's Ashes, Middlesex, Anna Karinina, River Town, short stories
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Cleft lip surgical repair in 5 countries.
Teach, Learn, Share
- Can teach/exchange: dessert recipes, book, music, and podcast recommendations, coins from different countries
- Would like to learn: photography tips, anything about medicine or healthcare, languages
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, China, Ghana, India, Ireland
Countries I’ve Lived In