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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Student, Intern, General Comic Relief. I also enjoying a ...
  • Masters at Umich. BA at SUNY Bing. My parents, the first ...
  • From New York, NY, USA
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn, see, and live as much as I can!

ABOUT ME

A through and through New Yorker, I'm a current student who is looking to travel the world on a student budget. The most important thing about me is that I love my family and friends and without them I would be nothing. My first love is literature but I'm getting my degree in Public Policy to help change what I think is flawed in the world and help address the problems of post-conflict situations. I love a good laugh, good book, and good ride on the Subway. I'm up for anything and am more than open to answering any questions! I hope we can learn from each other!

PHILOSOPHY

Fear is a reality. But we must push through the fear and not let it stop us.

Don't see the obstacles. See the ways around them.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm new to the CS2 community and even though I can't share my couch (currently living with the parentals who are not cool with the idea) I hope to become more active when I get to participate, travel, and meet new people. And of course, by recommending the site to my friends.

Interests

Good movies, library books, dancing all night long, conflict resolution and development, laughing till you cry, British comedy, and good conversation.

  • books
  • literature
  • dancing
  • movies
  • traveling
  • communications
  • public policy

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, The Chosen by Chiam Potok, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Shakespeare's tragedies, The Virgin Suicides by Jonathan Eugenides, The Odyssey by Homer various poets including Nikki Giovanni, Mimi Khalvati, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Bob Hicok, Sean Thomas Dougherty, WB Yeats, TS Eliot, Honoree Jackson, Sonia Sanchez, etc

Music: The Roots, Common, Mos Def, 80s music, Lily Allen, Selena, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Reggaeton, Imogen Heap, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Bob Marley, Reggae, some classical, and much more

Movies: Amelie, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, The Godfather, Saving Face, It's a Wonderful Life, A League of Their Own, The Way We Were, Once, In America, Jeux d'Enfants, Dirty Dancing, etc

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Planned a political debate that brought over 200 people, major media attention, and made my college career.

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