Lauren Beal

New York, NY, USA

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese, Quechua
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • University of California Berkeley BA in Latin American St...
  • From Oakland, California
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About Me

Today I realized that I have not updated this since over 3 years ago. Luckily not much has changed so only small corrections have to be made.

I can't draw but I love coloring in coloring books. I graduated from the University of California Berkeley, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, now in NYC. I'm always down to try something new and exciting but I have been known to spend hours drinking coffee and reading a good book. I always laugh at my own jokes. I have poor grammar. I absolutely love candy. I am extremely clumsy. I think bookshelves are super sweet!


silly stuff. gnomes. dinosaurs. candy. good beer. good wine. dancing. listening to music because i have no musical talent to create my own.
my favorite vegetable is squash.
my favorite fruit is açai, even if it makes my lips titanic purple. close second is mango since açai is simply not fresh or good outside of Brazil.
my favorite fruit/vegetable is the tomato.
I prefer coffee to tea.
I have an irrational fear that small dogs might bite my achilles tendon.

Music, Movies, and Books

Some favorite movies/directors: Almost Famous, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, Tarantino, Kubrick, Almodovar, To Wong Foo, Don't Be a Menace, Y tu Mama Tambien,

MUSIC: anything that makes my foot tap really.
Black Moth Super Rainbow, tUnE-YarDs, Grateful Dead, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Too Short, MSTRKRFT, Crystal Castles, Bluegrass, Bachata, Blues, Soul, RnB, Axe, Operation Ivy, Os Mutantes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Cults, Tallest Man on Earth, Aventura, Beach House, Clams Casino, Best Coast, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck...

Books, i can never have too many..
History of Sexuality- Foucault
Rayuela- Julio Cortázar
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Pale Fire - Nabokov
The Savage Detectives- Roberto Bolaño

Teach, Learn, Share

things i know how to do include: changing car tires and making friendship bracelets. so i could share that knowledge.
Learn: help me with my portuguese ! Teach me to cook your favorite meal.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Russian Federation, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Ecuador, United States

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