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Overview

  • 13 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French, German, Hindi, Turkish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Sustainable Engineer
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Master of Architecture
  • From Bejing and New Jersey
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To meet new people, make new friends, learn about other cultures and travel to new destinations... then together change the world =)

ABOUT ME

Sustainability specialist for a global architecture/engineering firm. love to travel but no time at the moment. just moved to shanghai with my husband, hope there will a bit more time to travel when i'm earning vacation time at work.

PHILOSOPHY

I appreciate open-mindedness, listening before talking or judging and I believe that curiosity keeps you young, at least at heart, and life should involve surprises and a good portion of the unpredictable and risks, makes life much more colorful and interesting.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Meeting people and hosting people in my cities.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have met up with a few CSers in Beijing, Shanghai, Munich, and Berlin. Unofficially couchsurfed once in Shanghai. Working on meeting more and hosting when I get back to Austin.

Interests

Traveling, seeing, hearing, and meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds.

  • culture
  • architecture
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • engineering
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm not a crazy follower of music, basically anything exotic, new, and has a nice rhythm I will probably like. Besides some hip-hop and 90's soft rock, I like an occasional french piano jazz. My favorite author is Anne Rice and I'm a big fan of Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, and Laurell K. Hamilton. I don't read as much as I'd like to... working on that.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've sky-dived in Los Angeles and white water rafted in the northeast on a class 4+ rapid. I have officially been dead for 4-7 minutes with no breathing and heart beat. I've since rafted again in Germany on the Isar and I've once been a permanent resident of South Africa. What's next?

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to teach Chinese or English to anyone on my travels. I'd love to learn another language too. I don't have a preference but mostly love to talk about philosophy, science, travel, and culture. I'd also be willing to show anyone around Austin or share my travel experience through Europe and Asia.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Greece, India, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Germany, South Africa, United States

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