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  • 43 references 41 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2017
  • Environmental Engineer
  • No education listed
  • From Portland, ME, USA
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About Me

I am 28 years old, from Portland, Maine, living in Fort Collins, Colorado. I am planning on making a move to Europe in the next year! I currently work as an environmental engineer for a river restoration company, and sit on the Executive Board of an environmental non-profit. I had taken a break from school to travel, work, and find my place in the world, and am now planning on returning to school for environmental science and international relations.

I have a deep passion for helping others - initially sparked by a build with Habitat for Humanity in Auckland, New Zealand. Since then, I've completed a year with Americorps NCCC doing service projects, fire management, and disaster relief around the country; spent a few months WWOOFing (working on organic farms) in Hawaii and Spain, and was a wildland firefighter. In the future I would like to become a yoga teacher and work in the environmental or humanitarian field (ideally a beautiful combo of the two).

Some of my biggest life goals include learning 5 languages, hiking a Triple Crown in a calendar year, publishing a novel, and completing a World Triathlon.

I love to stay home and read or watch movies, but I also love going out (especially if it's to dance) and meeting new people. I've become a bit of a coffee and beer snob. I do yoga almost every day and meditate at least once a week. I've been a vegetarian for 6 years, but find myself more lenient with my diet when traveling. Always willing to learn or do something new :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am on couchsurfing because I have already waited far too long believing the misconception that you have to have a ton of money and a good job to travel. I want to immerse myself in as much of the world and as many different cultures as I can, so I want to skip the resorts and have the real experience. I want to meet new fun, wonderful people and cultivate friendships in all different places.

Interests

  • dancing
  • coffee
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • politics
  • reading
  • painting
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • holistic health
  • film
  • craft beer
  • exploring
  • astrology
  • ancient history
  • space
  • healthy eating
  • alternative medicine
  • acroyoga
  • tarot
  • natural medicine
  • supernatural
  • breathwork
  • concerts and festivals
  • cold exposure

Music, Movies, and Books

🎶 MUSIC: I love all kinds of music, and can dance or vibe to anything. My favorite artists are Fall Out Boy, the Avett Brothers, Elton John, The Tallest Man on Earth, the Beatles, Milky Chance, the Ghost of Paul Revere, Blink 182, Morgan Wallen, John Mayer, Atmosphere, The Head and the Heart, Glass Animals, Post Malone, and the Lumineers.

📽 MOVIES: Midsommar, Inglourious Basterds, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Wild, The Theory of Everything, the Witch, Hostiles, the Northman, As Above So Below, World War Z, Little Women, Insidious, The Imitation Game, Rocketman, anything Miyazaki

📺 TV: Gilmore Girls (my ultimate comfort show), Parks and Recreation, Shameless, The Man in the High Castle, Great British Baking Show, You, Disenchantment, Russian Doll, Game of Thrones, Love is Blind, Gossip Girl, Friends, Yellowstone, Queer Eye

📖 BOOKS: The Kite Runner, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and the Harry Potter series were the first books I can remember not being able to put down. A Thousand Splendid Suns, And the Mountains Echoed, The Bell Jar, The Alchemist, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Hobbit, A Tale for the Time Being, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, The Poppy War, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Road. I loved the first 2 Twilight books and I'm not ashamed to admit it!

🎙PODCASTS: From the Heart with Rachel Brathen, Honestly with Bari Weiss, My Brother My Brother and Me, Crime Junkie, Let's Tawk with Jaime Primak Sullivan, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Overheard at National Geographic, The Jimmy Dore Show, Swindled, Bad Friends, Unlocking Us with Brené Brown, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers, Last Podcast on the Left, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, Invisibilia, Hidden Brain, The Dirtbag Diaries, Young Farmers Podcast, The Minimalists Podcast, Terrible Thanks for Asking, NPR Up First

I would love to hear your current favorite song, podcast, and TV show, and what book you're reading! 🤩

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungee jumped off the Auckland Bridge, built tiny homes for the homeless population in Bozeman, Montana, repaired trail right outside of Yosemite National Park, lived in a tent while working on a farm in Oahu for 2 months, watched the sunrise over the sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, moved from Maine to California in my sedan, completed my USFS chainsaw certification and ran saw on a wildfire in California, crowd surfed at a Fall Out Boy concert, sold some of my artwork, planned a four-month solo trip through Europe, spent my 28th birthday at a Wim Hof winter expedition, took a 10-minute winter ice bath in a river in Poland, attended Up Helly Aa in Scotland

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach - I feel more like a jack of all trades. I don't know if I'm proficient enough in anything to teach it. AKA I have imposter syndrome. But I'll share what I can!
Learn - Everything. Anything. Music, language, dance, art, making drinks, cooking, a sport, history, your profession, your hobby.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Laughs, good conversation, a drink, stories, crazy and elaborate conspiracy theories that I fall down rabbit holes looking into, occasionally local Colorado goods or trinkets from my travels, food (I am not a great cook, but I have fun doing it! Maybe we could make something together?), politeness, a dance, and friendship :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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