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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Swahili
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • graduate student (i know, we're the worst people)
  • working on a phd
  • From Portland, Oregon (not Orygun, Ora-gone or Organ)
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to become a professional explorer

ABOUT ME

i want to travel world, but i'm starting with little bits and pieces.

PHILOSOPHY

"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.” - more Vonnegut

"We live right now in a dark time. Everyone is inside an automobile on their way to a television." - Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop-Shopping

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

none yet!

Interests

urban activities, reading, cooking, drinking, science, jazz clubs, bookstores, classic cocktails, public transit, public libraries, public art, farmers markets

  • arts
  • cooking
  • beer
  • cocktails
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • shopping
  • reading
  • traveling
  • jazz
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

all kinds of music, mostly of the live variety. i have three bookshelves full of books so i can't even answer that question...i guess my favs would be Jonathan Safran Foer, Margret Atwood, Bukowski, Flannery O'Connor. as for movies i love documentaries (especially ones about food, other cultures or stickin' it to the man), foreign and indie films, like anything by Cédric Klapisch's (although "Paris" is my all-time favorite) and "A Complete History of my Sexual Failures", and of course mindless slapstick comedies..."Anchorman" never gets old. and mumblecore. love mumblecore.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

holding the actual fossil specimen of "Paranthropus robustus" in my hands.

Teach, Learn, Share

i do science...i am happy to share my knowledge of evolution and ancient climate over beer anytime :) i also like to talk about social justice. i go to africa every summer for fieldwork. i can talk about that a whole lot.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia

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