Colleen Smith

Minneapolis, MN, USA

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About Me

I'm in my late 20s, and my early 20s were packed with *several* adventures of a lifetime. :)

I'm from Minnesota, lived in Austria for a year, had a career in the San Francisco Bay Area for 3 years, and then moved back home to become a neuroscientist. I worked in a research lab at the University of Minnesota for a while before figuring out that my research interests are actually computational in nature. Now, I'm hoping to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Life is exciting.

I have major ambitions and big dreams. I cherish every moment and pour my all into everything I do. I would love to meet you and share a few moments together. That's what life is all about. :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I first started couchsurfing when I was a study abroad student in Vienna. My experiences on this site changed the way I interact with the world. I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything.

I believe that human connections are the most important parts of our lives. It's a beautiful thing that we can find them with strangers in foreign countries or distant states. I love what the people in this community have given me, and I have always tried to pay it forward.


Chai tea and dark chocolate. Neuroscience. Computer Science. Writing. Rock climbing. Spontaneous adventures. Figuring people out. Doing the right thing.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I bicycled from Minneapolis, MN to Bellingham, WA and then down the coast to San Francisco, CA. It was crazy—one of the most profoundly thrilling adventures I've been lucky enough to take part in.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to treat my hosts to dinner or drinks. I also love to share stories and adventures!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, United States

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