Originally from Portland, Oregon, I have found myself in Texas in order to pursue a PhD at Texas A&M in College Station. I enjoy quirky downtowns you can stroll through and engage in various activities. I hear that Austin is a hotspot for some good music- I'm excited to see some concerts in the future.
I like to live in different places. I've lived in France and in Italy, and early this year, I was in Australia for 6 months. Really, just all over the place. I have a background in international environmental policy and French. I definitely enjoy talking about either- but must confess that I'm more of a foodie than anything else, so great restaurant suggestions are always appreciated :)
A friend suggested Airbnb to me a few months ago. I've had great experiences with bnbs in France and enjoy them over hotels when I can.