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Overview

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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Student
  • Columbia University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Current grad student at Columbia University NYC.

Transitioning from China to US is a big turning point in my life, as it took me four years to persuade my parents (yeah, China). Besides grad school and academic pursuit, I'm using any break time to travel and see more of this world.

I can't get bored, so I'm always exploring-- new place to visit, need conversions to inspire, or new events to stimulate. On a typical Friday night, you'll find me doing improv jam on stage, and later sweating out in my boxing gym. On a typical weekend, I'll be attending amazing talks and events that NYC has to offer.

As a founding member of a non-profit startup in China, I'm really into startup culture and making social impact.

One more thing, I like comedies and laugh at the absurdity of life~

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meet interesting people, listen to their stories and get more perspectives about the world. I think humans are the culture they have created are the biggest reason why I'm traveling. So hey, inferring humans, I need to meet you!
Just finished my first "grand" solo travel to Cuba and Jamaica. The hospitality I received because of this cite is amazing.

Interests

I love boxing, but I don't fight. So don't worry, I won't hit you~ but if you're also into it, we can do some pad work! (Not to be bragging, but my speedball skills are ~ not bad)
I like to stay active and being close to nature, so hiking, kayaking, and rock-climbing are also top on my relaxation list.

Stimulating discussions and ideas are the reason I live till this day. I hate to be bored and always look for new ideas and things to do.

  • culture
  • photography
  • music
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • boxing
  • entrepreneurship
  • adventure travel
  • watching movies
  • laughing
  • improvisation
  • conversation
  • startups
  • trying new things
  • creative writing
  • nordic walking

Music, Movies, and Books

My favorite poet is T.S. Eliot
stream-of-conscious writing.
Indie movies with dark humor
All kinds of music, as long as I like it... when I work out, I listen to hip hop a lot.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Taking on spontaneous adventures, like now doing a cross-🇺🇸 travel by train

Teach, Learn, Share

Everyone has a story unique to themselves, and I have mine.

What I Can Share with Hosts

1) Laughter
2)Anything you want to know about China.
3) Running a non-profit start-up in China
4) Chinese food, if you have a kitchen...
5) My solo trip to Cuba

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