Pat Zabawa

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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  • Computer Science Engineering B.S.E.
  • From Warren, Michigan, United States
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About Me


To see the world in color.


I'm pensive, thoughtful, and little shy. When I open up, I'm sharing, energetic, adventurous, and talkative. I love connecting with new and old friends, and love hearing stories of people's lives.


Improve the life of every person my life touches.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Though a friend of mine, I began to hang out with the CS community in Ann Arbor, MI, and later I couchsurfed in Chicago. I've mingled with the CS communities in Detroit, MI and Philadelphia, PA as well and gone to the Detroit CouchCrash(2011) and Buffalo/Niagara Falls CouchCrash(2012). Hosting - and many more CouchCrashes - to come soon!


I joined CS because events in my life in 2010 gave me - as a friend of mine may say - the "travel bug". Other than hanging out with local CS communities, my first and only (more to come!) actual surfing experience was a trip to Chicago I made with the goal of spending the weekend with people I've never met before. So 4 hours before I left for the city, a couchsurfing request of mine was answered, and I was off to Chicago! I spent the entire weekend with the CS community there and learned that the CS community really is a nationwide community of people who'll care for you, that relationships made through couchsurfing aren't temporary, and that you're always going to run into a surfer you know later.


people, dancing, hiking, biking, swimming, running, walking, tubing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, camping, bonfires, barbeques, singing, rain, sun, snow, summer, fall, winter, spring, being outdoors, politics, psychology, movies about life, books about life, big dogs, cats (bonnes!), people living everyday lives, roadtrips, badmitton, golf, miniature golf, musicals, chess

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Amelie, Children of Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Garden State, The Green Mile, The Emperor's Club, Field of Dreams, Fight Club, The Last Samurai, SignsMusic: Billy Talent, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Dispatch, Fiction Family, The Fray, Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World, Jon Foreman, Linkin Park, Modest Mouse, OK Go, Relient K, Silversun Pickups, Switchfoot, Taking Back Sunday, YellowcardBooks: Angels & Demons, Bel Canto, Da Vinci Code, Deception Point, Eat, Pray, Love

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Alone and in the back country of Ghana, I wandered into the center of a village late on Saturday night. I then danced the night away with the local villagers.

Countries I’ve Visited

Ghana, Netherlands

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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