15.06.2017 - 01.09.2018
unterwegs auf Reisen
Hey, I'm Melissa!
Right now I'm finishing up my masters in French literature at Stockholm University (previously I did my BA in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley) and am looking for my next project. I'm planning to start applying to doctoral programs in the fall, but I'll have about a year to spend exploring something new, which I'm very much looking forward to!
As far as I go, aside from reading and school, I love travelling, hiking, swimming, sailing, cycling, art, music, language, culture, and dance, amongst other things. I'm pretty happy, and easy going, wherever I go, and am just as happy backpacking as I am at the opera.
This is actually my first time using workaway, but I've had great experiences with both helpx and wwoofing in the past, and very much expect this to be another one. Although my background is mainly in academics, I'm always happy to try my hand at any odd job, and in the past have enjoyed gardening, painting, light construction, stable work, organizing, farm and domestic animal care, and cleaning, amongst other things. Additionally, I've also worked in the service industry, as a server, receptionist, at a hostel, as a barista, bartender, and hostess. Likewise, I've a pretty strong background in childcare and tutoring/teaching.
I know it might be a bit of a long shot, but at the moment I'm really hoping to find a job on a sailboat. I've always enjoyed sailing, but have never owned my own boat, or properly learned how to sail, and would love to find the opportunity to do so.
Anyhow, that's a bit about me, it's been lovely meeting you, and hope to hear from you soon!
Languages: English, French, Spanish, some Greek, Swedish, and Italian
Light computer skills
Painting, house or figurative
Irish and US