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  • 41 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • MA Student
  • BA in Spanish / Pursing MA in International Education
  • From Schenectady, NY, USA
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About Me

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“Live simply so that others may simply live.” -Gandhi

Hey Hola Oi :)

I am an easy going person from upstate New York who is always looking for an adventure. I love learning and questioning the world. I am a firm believer of the phrase life is too short and prefer to live my life rather than just existing. I am surrounded with lots of love from by boyfriend, family and friends. I am also a recent pescatarian trying to be more conscious of the world and myself.

South America has a very special place in my heart. I spent about 2.5 years living in various countries in South America and I try to visit every year. I have met amazing people in my travels and would love to share stories and experiences with others.

I am also a recent SIT graduate with my masters in International Education. I value the importance of intercultural communication and aspire to work with Youth Programing to get youth excited about exploring different cultures. Most recently I lead two groups of American students through an immersion program in Spain for 6 weeks.

Soy una chica que le gusta reír muchooooo y es las cosas simples en la vida que me dan una sonrisa. Soy una persona muy sociable y siempre quiero conocer mas gente. Para mi, la mejor manera de vivir es ser espontánea y no gastar tiempo y energía con las preocupaciones. Tenemos una sola vida y hay que vivirla. He cambiado mucho mis pensamientos durante mi experiencia en Latinoamérica no quiero dejar de cambiar.

PHILOSOPHY

"Live the life you love, love the life you live"

Be wiling to try anything at least once.

The past is unchangeable, The future is but a result of your actions today. So learn from the past to do better in the present so that you can succeed in the future.

Its only right to Quote "Into the Wild"
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. -- Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild Christopher McCandless

Vive la vida que amas...Ama la vida que vives
-No te preocupes y sea feliz

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love to meet new people and share stories and experiences. Wherever I am in the world I like to go to the events and meetings and have a good time. I also try to respond and post helpful messages for everyone. When I get my own place one day I cannot wait to host people!

We are all interconnected and united as people and CS helps build relationships and connections. I hope to be an outlet for connections and positive vibes in the future.

Me gusta ir a los meetings y participar en los eventos. Tambien trato de ayudar los otro viajeros con mensajes y posts. Ahorita no puedo host gente porque viajo mucho y vivo con mis padres pero en el futuro seguro seras bienvenida.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have meet amazing people from all over the world. I've have done some surfing here and there but I mostly I live in the countries I travel to, so I like to meet locals and explore the city

Surfed: Martin Gueler, Santiago, Chile 2011
Surfed: Graciela y Elise, Montevideo, Uruguay 2011
Surfed: Lizeth Ocampo, Santa Marta, Colombia 2011
Surfed: Davidee, Florence 2013
Surfed: Ilja, Florece 2013
Surfed:Alejandro, Milan 2013
Surfed: Angie, Colombia 2014
Surfed: Cibele, Montreal 2014

Yo creo que la unica forma para aprender y entender culturas diferentes es viajar. He conocido mucha gente viajando y mi encanta hacer amistades nuevas.

Interests

I am easily pleased and entertained and not at all picky. There are many things that make me happy. I love learning new things like languages (especially slang), cooking, dancing. I prefer to be outdoor than indoors. My hobbies are hiking, running, swimming, capoeira, working out, eating, laughing and rock climbing.

I would consider myself very easy going and down for anything. I think its important to have an open mind and I like people who voice their opinions.

Yo soy una persona simple. Me encanta la comida; me fascinan los deportes como treking, natacion, yo prefiero estar afuera en el sol o en un parque; la cultura e idiomas me vuelva loca especialmente las jergas; me interesa mucha la vida simple; me encanta­ conocer el mundo y las bellezas; quiero rodearme con gente que tiene buena onda.

  • arts
  • culture
  • dancing
  • capoeira
  • education
  • cooking
  • fitness
  • yoga
  • running
  • working out
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • hang gliding
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • languages
  • language exchange
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies- I like too many. I love foreign films
-Into the wild, City of God, History X, Era uma vez, Tropa de Elite, Man of Honor, Rio

Music - Any and everything! My ipod is crazy you will find a lot of random things. I LOVE to dance and will dance to anything...
I like rock, techno, brazilian, cumbia, cuarteto, salsa, pop, hiphop, rap, house.
- Cultura Profetica
- Calle 13
- Bob Marley
- Sergio Mendez
-Marisa Monte
-Daft Punk
-Skrillex
-Paramore
_Calvin Harris

Books- I need to read more any recommendations
-Call of the wild
-Into the Wild
- 127 Hours between a Rock and a Hard Place
- Flight
-The Alchemist

Me encanta bailar mucho asi­ q todo la musica con buena onda me va a gustar como cumbia eletronica, cuarteto, salsa, pop, latina, brasilero, rap,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did the Roraima Trek in Venezuela. It was my first real mountain climb for 6 days. It was something absolutely amazing and opened my mind to how beautiful our world is, Also, the feeling of laying on the edge of a mountain 2800m high and looking down is something indescribable.

Hitchhiked for one month through Argentina and Uruguay.
Hang glided over the beach in Rio.

Hice treking en Roraima Venezuela y no tuvimos una guia. Fue muy impresionante xq fue mi primera subida.
Vi cosas bellas y me quedo sin palabras.Tambien estoy bailando en una Murga y me encanta pq soy la unica extranjera en un grupo lleno de argentinos

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: English and Spanish or any other language exchange, cooking some yummy foods, yoga, handstands

Learn: I want to learn Portuguese French and Italian. I love languages! I want to learn the art of listening with your heart. Listen to peoples different life experiences

Share: I would share what I have. stories, experiences, friendships, languages, some sweet dance moves, good vibes, handstands, smiles, and life.

Quiero ensenar ingles y español en otras paises.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Positivity
Yoga
Languages
Fitness
Handstands
Cooking meals
Fun memories
Great conversations

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Italy, Uruguay, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, United States

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