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caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar..
Through the demands of medical school and Pediatric residency I have tried to make opportunities to travel and learn. It has enriched my education and allowed me to be balanced and stay energized. I love learning about other cultures and sharing my own. I cherish the friends that I have made around the world. I love meeting new people who are curious, kind, and have a deep appreciation for the joys of life.
I speak Spanish and English. I was born and grew up in the US but my father is from South America so I spent my childhood traveling to Latin America and now I continue to spend more time there on my own as an adult.
My husband and I continue to have hectic lives (the schooling never ends!) but making time to meet a new friend is always fun.
"Vivir para ver"-Antonio Machado
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I attend local events when I can to meet people in my area. I enjoy trying new things in my area.
I've hosted friends and acquaintances from Washington DC, Spain, Guatemala, and Holland. Some from CS, some not, so i am used to being flexible and open to different cultures and new experiences.
I've also met-up with people through CS while on various travels through South America and Europe.
I love music! one of my favorite things is exchanging music with people (pop, folk, funk, rock en espanol, electronic, brazilian, anything and everything.) I currently play Sufi-style music with some Indian graduate students in my area which is really lovely. I love collecting new music and sharing my own.
Music, Movies, and Books
i like independent, classic, and foreign films mostly; but i'll go to anything that looks interesting.
I love all kinds of music and i go through phases so count on me to try something new or be riding on a groove of the moment..
I like classic novels, poetry, and i like to read in spanish. I like classic latin american writers but i am trying to branch out into more contemporary stuff..
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seeing Southern Right whales up close from a small boat off the coast of Patagonia Argentina. Truly an amazing experience!
Teach, Learn, Share
I have been fortunate enough in my life to travel and be involved in some global health projects. Justice, health equity, and public health are my passions and i like to exchange experiences. I'm a resident doctor in Pediatrics and i am very passionate about advocacy and children's health.
I also play percussion and I would love to jam with you if you like that kind of thing as well (i've got a bunch of percussion instruments to share)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Canada, France, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Grenada, United States