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  • 5 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 43, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Health Insurance Consultant
  • M.B.A. from DePaul University (just graduated!)
  • From Chicago, IL
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Learning more about myself through my travels and experiences around the world.


I am a 38 year old - consultant by day, professor by night, soon to be PhD student... who loves traveling more than anything else I do! My work and education have been important to me... but only in the flexibility they afford me to see the world. I have always lived in Illinois... and will always consider Chicago home.... but I am pleased to say that I am fortunate to have friends all over the globe.


View the world around you with your eyes and your heart open.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


just starting out!


Just took an amazing trip from Chicago to New Mexico... and couch surfed at 5 different homes along the way... it was a great way to travel!


Movies, Music, Wine, Great Food, Reading, Bad reality TV, Entertaining guests.

  • architecture
  • education
  • dining
  • wine
  • movies
  • reading
  • tv
  • traveling
  • music
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Satire, Psychological thrillers, chick rock, indie/local stuff

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The month I spent working in Germany changed my life. I won a travel scholarship through Rotary International... and stayed with families throughout the northern part of the country. It opened my eyes to so many things, and made me hunger for more ways to connect with people around the world.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a frank llyod wright buff... and after living in Oak Park, IL for awhile am happy to show anyone his works there... its a great place to visit for anyone who's into architecture.

I'm also a member of Rotary International, and have a pretty good handle on its beginnings in Chicago.

Beyond that... I know alot of great restaurants/hang outs in this beautiful part of the midwest.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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