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  • 31 references 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī); learning Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta)
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2021
  • No occupation listed
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Hey! Welcome!

I’m Pooja. (Pooja means prayer or worship in Hindi)

I’m a positive, passionate, and an adventurous spirit who likes to challenge and push the boundaries of my life.
With a curious and focused mind set, I’m often able to find growth opportunities in the worst case scenarios.
I’m religious, kind and charitable. I’m a go-getter.

I dive with killer whales, sharks and often plan my trips around epic live-aboard adventures across the globe. I love watching MMA/ UFC fights, traveling and everything outdoorsy.

I’m a digital nomad. I currently work as a Data Scientist at NASA and have worked as an Engineer/ IT Consultant for healthcare and tech firms across the USA for the past decade.

Instagram: 🤳

Now meet Chichi 🐱

Chichi is my 2 yr old baby girl. She’s obedient and very gentle. She’s tender, protective and loyal and will only approach you, if she’s willing. Chichi baby loves watching the sunrise, snuggling with mommy and greeting guests at the door. She is as spoiled as she can be.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet you!!


  • scuba diving
  • skydiving
  • religion
  • tech
  • astrophysics
  • ufc
  • nasa
  • epigenetics
  • nudibranchs

Music, Movies, and Books

Ambient, Bluegrass, Chill-out, Downtempo, Electronic Chill, Indie, Soul, Trip hop, Urban latin trap, pop, Alternative

Sample Songs:
Bonobo ~ Nightlite, Eyesdown, Stay The Same, Return To Air
Tristan De Liege, Kalaido ~ Moth Flutters - Kalaido Remix
Jody Wisternoff ~ Morning U - Izhevski Ruvenzori Remix
Norah Jones ~ Sunrise, Carry On, Come Away With Me
Melody Gardot ~ Morning Sun, Love Song, Moon River
Jon Kennedy ~ Lovesick, Terrible Things, All a Dream
Railroad Earth ~ Mighty River (OurVinly Sessions)
Kacey Musgraves ~ Rainbow, Oh, What A World
Maribou State ~ Wallflower, Rituals, Raincoats
Emancipator ~ Tangerine Sour, First Snow
Jessie Ware ~ Remember Where You Are
Clozee, il:lo ~ Amazonia - il:lo Remix
Lauren Daigle ~ Don’t Believe Them
Cabinet ~ Silver Sun, Universe
Jungle ~ Heavy, California
Rhone ~ Phase
Jaffna ~ Oslo

Sample Books:
The Better Half
On the Genetic Superiority of Women ~ Sharon Moalem
Stolen Harvest, Oneness vs. the 1% ~ Vandana Shiva
Everything Is Here to Help You ~ Matt Kahn
The Bhagavad Gita ~ Eknath Easwaran
Data & Goliath ~ Bruce Schneier
A Civil Action ~ Jonathan Harr
The Goldfinch ~ Donna Tartt

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I swam with dozens of wild killer whales, fin whales and humpbacks deep in the arctic ocean in -22C for 7 days straight.

Teach, Learn, Share

I’m grateful and more than happy to learn whatever you can teach well. 🙏 Information exchange is an undervalued currency.

I can teach you how to day trade stocks, code, cook, ride a motorbike, hunt in my backyard, and give you scuba diving lessons in my pool 🏊‍♀️

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, friendship, knowledge and some warm hugs..

I can make you rich authentic cultural food! The best you’ve had. You name it, I can make it! I can do all world cuisines.

My favorite part of traveling is replicating authentic local dishes as close as possible for my mom back home so she can travel and experience different cultures through me.

I like taking the best of all worlds and making it my own.
My cooking is a reflection of my philosophy and my life experience.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Mexico, Portugal, Ukraine, United States

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