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Aleksandra Taranov

Princeton, NJ, United States

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning Latin, Polish, Spanish
  • 21, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • Princeton University
  • From Princeton, NJ
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn and Do Good in the World

ABOUT ME

I'm a student of the social sciences and an avid fiddler and dancer.

When I'm not dancing/playing music, I'm studying Anthropology (how people interpret the world and structure their lives) and Environmental Studies (allocation of natural resources, sustainability, etc.)

I'm particularly interested in social justice issues and where they intersect with environmentalism - This includes everything from air pollution to food security.

I strongly value connections with other people and an appreciation of arts/music/nature or whatever else makes you feel engaged with the world.

So tell me whatever you're passionate about, what you believe in, and why. Tell me a story or teach me something new. - I'd be happy to learn!

PHILOSOPHY

Maximize love, minimize suffering. Keep learning about how the world works.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I was in Poland, I went to the weekly meetups and hosted people. Now that I'm back in the US, I'm traveling and surfing quite a bit. I hope to host again as soon as I have my own place.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My experiences have been entirely positive. I've met many lovely, interesting people, shared experiences, and swapped some stories!

Interests

Fiddling, Contra/blues dancing, Bonfires, Vegetarianism, Hiking, etc.

Music, Movies & Books

The Beatles, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Metric, MGMT, Rising Appalachia, John Denver, Bob Dylan

One Amazing Thing I've Done

That moment when someone opens up to you and reveals something very personal that they usually don't share. That's a very special moment.

Teach, Learn, Share

Let's talk apple varieties. Aren't jazz apples delicious? I like Arkansas Black apples too.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, France, Hungary, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Poland, Ukraine, United States

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