Behind the scenes @Couchsurfing: Meet our Media Intern!

The CouchSurfing Team is made up of some of the brightest, quirkiest, and friendliest people you’ll ever meet. In fact, it’s about time you did! Today, we introduce you to our wildly creative, highly tech-savvy, and enviably photogenic Media Intern. CouchSurfers of the world, Tammy Hagans.

Tammy being photogenic

What do you at CouchSurfing?

I work with the Media and Marketing team managing media publications, creating in-house graphics and mockups. Pretty much whatever CS needs me to do, I’ll do. I definitely consider myself a jack of all trades!

And when you’re not at the office?

When I’m not working, I’m working. I freelance as a graphic/web designer, photographer and filmmaker. Web design and film are at the forefront, and  I am hoping to develop a stronger skillset in coding.

Do you have any secret talents?

I can juggle…I would say that’s a talent.

How did you end up working with us?

I started through a film production internship with BAVC in San Francisco. They paired me with CouchSurfing and then CouchSurfing hired me part-time. It’s been a perfect match since! 

What’s your favorite thing about our office?

It used to be the hammock upstairs in our mezzanine. Now, it’s the handful of couches to choose to work on in our ‘living room.’

Do you surf and/or host?

My place is being remodeled, so there is no hosting at the moment. I participate in meetups whenever I can. I have never surfed nor left the country  — I hope to do that next year. I plan to start in the UK and travel 7-8 countries with my girlfriend. We will definitely surf and participate in local meetups.

Besides CouchSurfing, what else are you passionate about? 

Creating inspiring films, shorts, PSA’s, and music videos (with deeper meanings that paint a picture of our current state). Web and graphic design are another passion that goes hand in hand with my other skills.

So,what do you want to be when you grow up?

Overall, I plan to be self-producing artist. But my ultimate goal is to be happy. As long as I’m happy and content, what I do doesn’t matter.




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