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Overview

  • 9 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2023
  • Public health
  • No education listed
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About Me

Backpacking/volunteering through Latin america, learning how to be more sustainable and; mindful of consumption (yipee), at some point would love to plant (and maintain) my own garden etc.

I grew up in an immigrant home in a small agricultural town so im often fascinated by the history of local places/migration etc. I am most passionate about health equity, environmental justice, and reading (historical fiction, poetry, memoirs, and non-fiction related to (im)migration, farmworkers, and; u.s. + LatinAmerican politics generally).

I most enjoy getting to know a new place by taking public transportation love collecting new metro cards. I love finding local spots, learning local history, and eating amazing food! I'm also getting back into cooking so if you have tips or a favorite food to make im all ears :-)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Looking to meet locals while I travel ! I've been volunteering/traveling throughout latin america for over a year and have most enjoyed the times when I get to meet local people, learn local customs histories foods etc and learn more about our connected world. I especially love bonding over food, books, or nature.

Interests

  • books
  • hair care
  • reading
  • hiking
  • food
  • nature
  • ecological lifestyle
  • sustainability
  • libraries
  • public transportation
  • history and culture

Music, Movies, and Books

🎼music-
Cumbia, bachata, rock en español

📚 historical fiction, poetry, YA, non-fiction
some of my favorite books in somewhat chronological order (i have an excel tracker to help me remember what ive read)-

in the time of the butterflies (julia alvarez); dominicana, how not to drown in a glass of water (angie cruz); ghosts in the schoolyard (eve l. ewing); clap when you land, family lore (elizabeth acevedo-really anything by her ✨️); a long petal of the sea (isabel allende); teaching to transgress: education as the practice of freedom (bell hooks); when we make it (elisabet velasquez); a ballad of love and glory (reyna grande); how the word is passed: a reckoning w the history of slavery across america (clint smith); solito (javier zamora); hija de inmigrantes (safia el aaddam)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

🐧Pingüinos en patagonia
🤿Scuba diving in rapa nui (easter island)
⛴️Traveling 6 days along the Amazon river on boat to arrive to the brasilian caribe
🌴Living in the Amazon for nearly 3 months

Teach, Learn, Share

How to take care of curly hair, english, spanglish, pochismos, and book recommendations, maybe also good places to eat if ive traveled there too (i really like talking about food)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Anecdotas, laughs, and sharing my culture. I'm also open to helping where needed around the house if I'm able to, always open to mutual beneficial relationships. I can also teach you how to make an origami box and basic single-variable calc. Oh, I can also play happy birthday on piano.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, United States

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