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  • 21 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • grad student
  • B.A. Economics, Berkeley
  • From arlington heights, IL, USA
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About Me


Freedom, Beauty, Truth and LOOOOOVVVEE


my name is pronounced uh-NELL-uh, it's hawaiian. i love adventure! i was raised in chicago, went to university in california and did a 5-month stint in shanghai. i spent the past 3.5 years working as an economic analyst and drinking cocktails in new york. now living in melbourne as i attempt to change careers.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


meet-ups Shanghai
surfing Hangzhou, Nanjing, Porto
hosting NYC
meet-ups NYC


business, technology, languages, fashion, design, food, pop culture, art, music, the brain, evolution, dancing!, literature, post-apocalyptic movies, tropical islands, cocktails, beer, the park, the beach, books

  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • literature
  • design
  • fashion
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • dining
  • beer
  • cocktails
  • drinking
  • technology
  • music
  • surfing
  • business
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

RADIOHEAD, gorillaz, daft punk, robyn, the knife, fleet foxes...

jurassic park, ghost world, sin city, drive, clueless, almodovar, wes anderson, miyazaki, satoshi kon, coen brothers

catch-22, murakami, kazuo ishiguro, vonnegut, roberto bolaño

i also like twin peaks, mad men, breaking bad, LOST, arrested development, futurama, curb your enthusiasm and a lot of blogs!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

the most amazing things to me are amazingly mundane to others

Teach, Learn, Share

english i guess...

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, United States

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