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Overview

  • 37 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Hindi, Italian, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • outdoor science educator
  • McGill University, BA; Lesley University, M.Ed.
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm one of those outgoing introverts. I enjoy meeting new people and pushing the limits of my comfort zone. I also like reading and sleeping :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've couchsurfed in Mexico City and Reno before I moved here. I hope to do it again soon! I've hosted people in New York, DC, and Reno. Traveling and meeting new people is my biggest addiction. And I've made so many great friends through CouchSurfing. I think it's one of the best way to come in contact with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

I hope you are on CS for similar reasons and that we can learn from each other! Please do not send me a couch request if you are only looking for a free place to stay and have no interest in a social/cultural exchange.

Interests

In addition, I also like laughing, talking, thinking, hearing and telling stories, eating, and stretching.

I was a classroom teacher for 4 years and am still working as an educator, so I think about education a lot.

  • documentaries
  • dining
  • chocolate
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • languages
  • dance
  • burning man

Music, Movies, and Books

books:
A Billion Wicked Thoughts - Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam
The Catcher in the Rye -JD Salinger
Siddartha -Herman Hesse
Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
The Wisdom of Whores - Elizabeth Pisani
The Value of Nothing - Raj Patel
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
movies: Some Like It Hot, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Peaceful Warrior, The Gods Must be Crazy, Benny and Joon, Lila dit ça (Lila Says), Gadjo Dilo, Life is a Miracle

music: pretty much anything that is happy, soothing, poetic, good to dance to, sing to...from classical to pop!I'm also a big fan of Hindi music (ie Bollywood soundtracks!). These days I'm listening to: Arcade Fire, Chuck Berry, Idan Raichel Project, Emir Kusturica, Goran Bregovic, Tom Waits, Harry Belafonte, Atif Aslam, A. R. Rahman, Gogol Bordello, Manu Chao, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Gipsy Kings, Ehab Tawfik, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Grand Corps Malade, Ofra Haza, M.I.A., among many.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

oh I just can't pick!

Maybe you can ask me about my India trip or Burning Man 2010.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you French and help you practice your English!

I love learning languages, so no matter what you speak, I want to learn yours!

What I Can Share with Hosts

natural remedies for all kinds of ailments
my favorite French music
book recommendations
food!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Haiti, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, United States

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