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Cathy D.



Grand Rapids, MI

Organizer since:

April 5, 2014

Are you new to America?

No, I was born in the USA. But I am not a West Michigan Native - which sometimes makes one feel like they are from a different country around here.

Have you traveled or lived abroad before? Is so, where and how long?

I've only lived in Michigan (all over) and New York (Long Island) - but I've traveled to India, Africa, Europe and parts of Asia with my kids. I've also worked and lived with people from several different countries. I've found that it's actually easier to be yourself when you're not in a place you're expected to "fit in" - and - it seems my favorite people are those not afraid to explore outside their backyard.

What do you hope to get out of this Meetup?

I hope to meet some great people who aren't afraid to go on some of the adventures I can't talk other people into exploring.

What is your favorite ethnic food or place to visit? Feel free to give detail if you can name one.

Usually Green - but I have my Red Days and Black Nights too.


I'm fairly new to Grand Rapids and have moved around a lot (not necessarily to glamorous places). But I learned to love new people, new places and new adventures.

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