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Tricia Vannatter

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Last login 7 months ago

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  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Kinyarwanda, Portuguese, Swahili, Thai
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Public Health Professional
  • international education in Europe, U...
  • From Geneva, CH
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Love others and learn about different people's backgrounds & realities


I'm a third culture 'kid' with a background of living in Europe, the US and Africa, while also visiting other regions. Happy to meet new traveling folks and hear and tell stories or our various mis/adventures!


Love others; help each other out. Our time here is short; remember what and who is important.
Never stop learning.
Always more dancing.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I love the presence of fun & spontaneous activity in my life as much as I like to have things somewhat organized. My friends call loyal and I like to be someone people can rely on. I am pretty level-headed and keep chill, but somestimes I like to cut it loose with friends, music, dancing and high-energy kookiness. :-)


I was first exposed to CS while I lived in a rural village in Rwanda through unknown visitors who were referred to me by a friend. They travelled around the world in a year and relied on the kindness of strangers through CS. I love this concept and opened up my house to off-the-beaten-track travelers. I got to welcome a young American teacher working in Somaliland and a German working in Thailand who was backpacking East Africa. A couple months later he reciprocated by hosting me in Bangkok, an example of how what goes around can come around! Keep passing the peace (and couches!)


Time in nature is a priority for me, especially now that I've startd a desk job. I make a point to get outside for a hike, walk or run to refresh my senses every week. I care a lot about improving maternal, child and newborn health, so whenever I'm learning about that, I feel alive in my sense of purpose. Besides that, I'm revived by delicious food, garden-growing and, how of course: DANCING!

Music, Movies & Books

TV Shows - Glee, Modern Family, New Girl, Community
Books - Biographies, Atlas
Movies - No horror flicks!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Here's one: Mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda and seeing the huge Silverback up close - he was SO MASSIVE and I was waaay nervous!

Countries I've Visited

Egypt, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Honduras, India, Mozambique, Rwanda, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United States

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