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  • 7 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Graduate Student of Counseling Psychology
  • Spanish B.A.
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About Me


Travel as much as possible and meet new people!


I am country girl, and generally a happy person. I enjoy traveling, whether it's in around my hometown, throughout the US or to different countries. People are so interesting, and it's exciting to meet new friends in foreign destinations. I love eating pizza and going to the movies.


I like to laugh and joke around.
A good friend is someone who can tease me and I'm laughing with them.
A very good friend is someone who I can enter their house without knocking and hang out with their parents or grandparents comfortably.
I crave summer nights when the sun doesn't set until 10pm and there is a warm breeze in the air and I can smell a bonfire.
I am happy to coincide with the lives of others wherever I am, and learning from them or learning about myself through interacting with them.
My biggest goal in life as of right now is to continue jumping off bridges and rocks into bodies of water and soaking in as much sunshine as possible, while figuring out just who has the best pizza.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfing and sharing my culture with others.


Several fun stays in South America, it is incredible how much I learn about a culture from a homestay!


Reading, MN Twins Baseball(especially #7), Duluth, Music of most kinds, Lord of the Rings, Living in new cultures, Beaches, Kayaking, Talking with friends, Animals, Swimming, Volleyball, C.S. Lewis

  • animals
  • culture
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • crochet
  • knitting
  • music
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • cliff jumping
  • baseball
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Harry Potter, Beranstien Bears, Chronicles of Narnia, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Outsiders, Lord of the Rings, Howls's Moving Castle, Chickaboom Tree, The Alchemist

Music: Fun, Oldies, Phoenix, The Beatles, The Monkeys, Taylor Swift, Café Tacuba, Gypsy Kings, Queen

Movies: The Goonies, Shrek, El Orfanato, Dear John, Alvin and the Chipmunks Great Adveture, Tiny Toons: How I Spent my Summer Vacation, Cloud Atlas, Inception, Spaceballs, The Proposal, Raising Helen, Oceans Eleven trilogy, Inception

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Machu Picchu (Peru), Playa Conchal (Costa Rica), Aegean Sea (Turkey), Cliff jumping in the St. Cloud Quarries (Waite Park, MN), Parque Nacional de Cajas (Ecuador)

Teach, Learn, Share

I knit! And crochet.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, United States

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