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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning German
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Student
  • Bachelors from Illiniois Wesleyan University, now working...
  • From Skokie IL USA
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION
For me, the next five years or so will be mostly devoted to earning a PhD in HIV research, becoming a world-class grappler, and making a modest name for myself in aerial pole.

ABOUT ME
A little bogged down with school work at the moment... sorry guys. I should be back up for hosting people around mid January.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is too exciting to be apathetic or lethargic. Being "grown up" means learning to balance responsibility and maturity with the delights of trying new things and honing your passions to an ever sharper and sharper point.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have an small student apartment that I share with another student who is kinda iffy on having guests over. At this point I am more looking to meet people around the Atlanta area.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed once while in Germany and also have participated in a meetup of CouchSurfers. It's been over a year since then but I am trying to get out of my lab and meet people.

Interests

Martial arts: As of a year ago I become hooked on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I just can't get enough time on the mats. Before that though I trained in more traditional martial arts, starting with taekwondo when I was a little kid. From there I moved on to dabble in Jeet Kune Do, Wing Tsun, Krav Maga, Shotokan Karate, and some Eskrima/Kali.

Also, I love Capoeira, but I am never sure if it draws more from martial art or dance....

... and speaking of dance: pole dance! Think Cirque Du Solei-- not strippers. During a study abroad in Ecuador I was searching for remedial salsa lessons, and I accidentally wandered into a pole class. It was love at first invert. I am extremely lucky to train under Heidi Coker-- one of the best pole athletes in the world.

  • arts
  • dancing
  • capoeira
  • socializing
  • martial arts
  • jiu jitsu
  • study abroad

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC: Juno Reactor, Afro Celt Sound System, Nine Inch Nails, Yo Yo Ma playing Bluegrass

MOVIES: Sunshine, the Hannibal Lecter Trilogy, The Soloist.

BOOKS: Salt Sugar Fat, Demon in the Freezer, and Stuffed and Starved

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Slept in the canopy of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

Teach, Learn, Share

Martial Arts
Pole
Tumbling/tricking

What I Can Share with Hosts

Want to practice Spanish or German?
.....Or learn some grappling moves?
.........or pole? (assuming we can find a pole)
................ at the very least let me buy you dinner. You are hosting me after all!

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