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  • Information de voyage

    Actuellement, je suis

    en voyage

    Ma prochaine destination :

    Burlington, VT, United States
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  • Description

    Hi! I hope you are having a wonderful day, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my profile.

    My name is Rachel, and I am a 22 year old Buffalo, NY native who loves all things related to the outdoors, lending a hand, and learning about how the world works. My curiosity, and passions for exploration and service have guided me throughout life thus far, and I am grateful to have had these ranging experiences. Since a very young age, I've always sought out opportunities that allow me to connect with new people, adventure in a new area, or reflect on the phenomenas behind how a system functions.

    I recently graduated this past December from the University at Buffalo with a Masters in Public Health, graduate certificate in Industrial Hygiene, and a national certification in health education. Locally, I serve as a volunteer EMT, Firefighter, and Ice/ Cold Water Rescue Technician, and love to plan blood drives (sometimes even for my birthday party). In my pre-COVID undergrad years, I minored in French which continued to fuel my travel itch. Living in one place my whole life has led to a long list of hiking, road tripping, backpacking, sightseeing, volunteering, and my friends constantly asking, "where did she go this time?". As a full-time college student taking classes year round, I was known to study like crazy during the beginning of the week, and drive off to check out new places for a long weekend. I've driven to 43 states, 20 capitals, and 14 national parks since getting a license, and I feel blessed to have seen the natural wonders, bustling cities, and amazing people I've experienced so far. I'm the friend who always wants to do something, and frequently bully my friends into taking backpacking trips, volunteering for service spring break trips, or learning a new skill.

    While rewarding, college was exhausting. With COVID shutting travel down, I took the opportunity to cram my academic program into a much shorter timeframe, ultimately leading to a large gap in my plans. I would love to take this time to learn from the world, share whatever I can offer, and connect with new minds - this time a little further away from home.

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Sports d'aventure
    Sports nautiques
    Sports d’hiver
    Yoga / bien-être
    Activités en plein air
    Dev. durable
    Animaux de compagnie

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  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    Ça m'intéresse :  

    Travail associatif
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aider dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aider à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / Internet

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Pratique des langues
    Bricolage et projets de construction

    Je peux apprendre aux autres :  

  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    Through working with Habitat for Humanity, volunteering with the fire department, and overseeing a fire safety technician department at my university, I've gained a solid amount of hands-on tool-heavy work. I am always eager to learn something new, and will do so with a positive attitude.

    I have been boarding and taking care of pets since 2014, and love animals more than most people. After working in a day care in 2016, I've also loved to hang out with kids - working as a nanny and babysitter throughout high school and college. I try to convince myself that I can still be a kid at heart, so I really enjoy being able to coordinate new activities and adventures with the kids. Most recently, I cared for 3 boys under the age of 7 where sledding, rock climbing, snowball fights, fort-building, writing comic books, and ice skating were common activities.

    On a more technology-focused note, I have a strong background in podcast production, GIS, social media management, content creation, and program development. Throughout my studies, I served as a podcast production assistant/ show host for my school's health equity series, managed a violence-prevention agency's social media platforms, and developed a university wide database for safety inspections. I would love to utilize these skills in any way they can be of assistance.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire
    Sign language (American): Débutant

    Plus de détails sur les langues qui m'intéressent
    I minored in French during my undergrad, but am a little bit rusty with a pandemic break. I can read and write well, and hope to one day immerse myself in a French-speaking environment to solidify my conversational skills. I am currently taking American Sign Language classes, and will complete the first 2 courses by mid May. Any language would be fascinating to learn, and I am enthusiastic to learn more.

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  • Autres infos...

    In my free time I flock to the outdoors, and enjoy trying something new. Hiking, cycling, backpacking, rock climbing, and skiing are my staples, but anything in the sun is appealing. I like to rollerblade, sky dive, swim, surf, practice yoga, juggle, play squash, and generally prefer to be moving around most of the time.

    When I'm not actively participating in an activity, I can be found listening to travel podcasts, looking up flights, planning a hike, trying out a new recipes, bingeing a good book, laughing with friends, or looking for the closest dog.

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies

    • Régime alimentaire spécial
      vegetarian (no fish)