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  • Fluent in English
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • ESL Teacher
  • Hope College (BA)
  • From Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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About Me


to learn.


Detroit native/Grand Rapids transplant. Here in Grand Rapids, I teach English learners and will soon begin culinary school. My adventures include exploring my own city, creating delicious drinks and food, traveling to other cities, and spending time with friends and family.


I am passionate about reading and cooking, and I love sharing these things with others, especially the children I teach. I love exploring new places, and I love sharing my home and my favorite places with others.

We are meant to travel. We have so many means to do so. While it's great to grow roots in a place, I also think it's a shame when we don't take the opportunity to learn more about our world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love to travel, and I hope to find companions around the world that I can stay with and explore new cities with. I hope to provide a warm home, a warm shower, a good meal, and possibly new adventures with any travelers that may come my way.


I am a CS newbie! I've hosted a number of friends, and I have slept on a number of friends' couches and floors, but I am new to the world of hosting traveling strangers. I am open to and excited about the experience.


cooking, baking, biking, knitting, crafting, hiking, backpacking, traveling, food, breakfast, reading, conversation, coffee, beer, astronomy, bar trivia.

  • beauty
  • dining
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • beer
  • coffee
  • baking
  • trivia
  • reading
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • astronomy
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: amelie, moonrise kingdom, the breakfast club, love actually, lord of the rings
music: bon iver, stars, milo greene
books: let the great world spin, extremely loud and incredibly close, adventure nonfiction, harry potter

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

India. I spent five weeks traveling around thirteen cities in India in 2011. Each city was incredibly unique, and each was filled with it's own beauty and people worth learning from.

The view from the top of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Olympic Mountains, on a sunny Seattle day, when they decide to show themselves on the horizon.

Northern Michigan.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good conversation and great coffee from Grand Rapids, MI.

Countries I’ve Visited

England, France, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Scotland

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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