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University of Texas at Austin, University of West Florida, Arizona State University
Self Employed Writer, Marketing Pro, Social Change Agent, Innkeeper
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Hey, I’m Amy!

Berkeley, California, United States · Member since September 2010
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I truly enjoy sharing my comfy, warm, and welcoming home with good people from all over the world. I host guests in my 5 BR/2 BA guesthouse and its attached studio apartment near UC Berkeley, and I manage a friend's 2 BR Airbnb in West Berkeley.

I'm a writer, advocacy professional, and a public relations consultant growing green and socially responsible businesses and nonprofits. Presently, I'm taking time out from my career to study psychology at UC.

In my advocacy career, I've directed campaigns to protect wild forests and coastal areas, co-founded the Green Party USA, worked on a presidential campaign, helped build socially responsible businesses, and raised millions for environmental and social justice causes.

In my downtime, I live a quiet, low-key, healthy lifestyle, and relish the simple pleasures: music, the great outdoors, learning, and friendship. I'm a bit of a foodie, enjoying foods from all over the world, especially healthy, organic foods. I also really dig science (all kinds, from microbes to galaxies), animals (wild and tame), motorcycle-riding, outdoor adventures, philosophy (my undergrad major), and psychology.

I enjoy sharing my friends and interests with travelers who look forward to interacting with the locals. If you stay in my place, or host me in yours, you'll find me warm, friendly and helpful. But I'm entirely unobtrusive to those who prefer their privacy.

Since I'm entrusting you with my home & things, I need to know about you before accepting a booking. What I need to know: full legal name, current address, and place of employment. Taking a moment to complete your profile with this information will speed things up.

Thanks, and see you soon!

Amy Belanger
Homestay By The Bay
Derby Creek Guesthouse
West Berkeley Garden Retreat