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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Swahili
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Technician with the Urban Black Bear Project of Asheville...
  • Bachelors in Biology
  • From St Paul, MN, USA
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About Me

I'm an easy going lady and I appreciate people who can empathize. I think it's healthy to approach things from a place of empathy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like people, after all they are my species! (I can't claim that quote, it's from Harold and Maude). One of the best things about travel is making new kinds of connections and branching out from the normalcy of everyday life, and couch surfing is a wonderful way to do that. I also have many friends who have had unforgettable experiences couch surfing!


I love love love animal biology. Nothing gets me more passionate or amped up than the thought of pursuing a career in wildlife preservation, whatever direction that may lead.

I'm also very interested in Photography. I've worked with film cameras before but I mostly run with digital because it's cheaper in the long run (hard to find a dark room, especially an affordable one).

And I love to sing. If you have a guitar I'll play for you.

  • animals
  • wildlife
  • singing
  • photography
  • coffee
  • running
  • traveling
  • guitar
  • surfing
  • biology

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Raw Shark Texts, The Sparrow, Mists of Avalon, Ender's Game, American Gods, Sand County Almanac, Mary Oliver, When God was a Rabbit

Movies: Princess Mononoke, Clue, Reefer Madness, Marx Brothers Movies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Dead Poet's Society, Arsenic and Old Lace, Fifth Element

Music: honestly Joni Mitchell is top of my heart, Simon and Garfunkel, Joanna Newsom, First Aid Kit, Katzenjammer, David Bowie, Balkan Beat Box

Food: I love trying new foods, but I especially love spicey stuff

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I just finished working with captive wolves in Indiana. It was an incredible privilege. Working and traveling is where I'm at right now.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I would love to sit down and talk, about your life, about mine, about anything. I promise I will listen with an open mind.

Also we could share a love of coffee? Or tea?

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belize, Cambodia, China, England, France, Italy, Monaco, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Tanzania, United States

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