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Colleen Smith

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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  • 50 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Latin, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Student. (Again and for Always.)
  • The World.
  • From Minneapolis, MN
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About Me


Become a badass neuroscientist.


Hmmm... I'm a little crazy. It's better that way.


People hold themselves back. Circumstances get in the way, but there's always a way out of circumstances. Don't doubt. Just do. Trust yourself. Life works out, always. Taking risks makes it more interesting.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Surf. Host. Spread the word.


I have loved every moment of my Couchsurfing experiences. These friendships have been a doorway to the rest of the world. Spending two days with a traveling stranger will often teach you more than spending a year with people you think you know. The trust between Couchsurfers is both exciting and rare.


Strong coffee and dark chocolate. Neuroscience. Writing. Rock climbing. Spontaneous adventures. Figuring people out. Doing the right thing.

Music, Movies & Books

I don't like mass produced media. Images, sounds, books, or Hollywood films that make the world look like a peachy place are not genuine representations of reality. I like to increase my awareness and make the world better.

Give me art. Give me confusion, happiness, despair, resolution. Give me love, peace, rage, sexuality, freedom. Give me something that makes me question myself and the way I choose or don't choose to live. Give me something that shares something meaningful about our lives, that makes me think.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I bicycled from Minneapolis, MN to Bellingham, WA and then down the coast to San Francisco, CA with my friend Liz (Jellofat on CS). It was ridiculous (www.lizandcolleengodying.wordpress.com).

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

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, United States

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