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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Sign Language - American
  • 57, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • policy analyst, Director, The elai Project
  • AB, two papers and two tests away. I'll finish some day.
  • From Lindenhurst, NY
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


taking the world by storm and working on public policy.


Social justice; multiple disabilities; fearless

I never stop, I never say something cannot be done.

I love my daughter, I love her furry "brother" Wyn, and I cherish my dear friends who have stood with me through thick and thin.

If you can't cut up and have fun, if you can't laugh at yourself, you don't know how to live.


Everything happens for a reason -- my mom Maria.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participate in Couchsurfing by surfing. We surfed on and off for 4 months in 2013. It was pretty interesting and pretty incredible.

In life, I participate by making policy changes, locally and nationally. It’s a lot of work but it’s my passion.

I raise my daughter with intention, because I think it is only through raising capable children that we can change the attitudes that will help change the world.

I believe that there are no bad-hearted people, just bad choices.


4 months of surfing in 2013. Wow.


Movies, music, social justice, law, the environment, custody, corgis, gardening, reading, Stickley furniture, Arts & Crafts movement, architecture, travel, the UK, illustration, art, costume design, CGI, animation, anime...

  • dogs
  • arts
  • writing
  • architecture
  • design
  • interior design
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • illustrations
  • environment
  • cooking
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • anime
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • surfing
  • animation
  • law
  • public policy

Music, Movies, and Books

Kurt Wallender mysteries, anything Bourne, Rawls, cookbooks, Inkheart, Hitchhiker's Guide, Dalai Lama books.

Nickelback, The Horseflies, Joni Mitchell, Sugarland, too many to write down.

Bladerunner, Men in Black, Hitch, anything Film Movement, Be Good Smile Pretty, Capatalism a Love Story, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Hitchhiker's Guide, Across the Universe, again too many to list.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

stood three feet away from the Dalai Lama

interviewed Branford Marsalis

gave birth to my daughter

Steered a 37 ft sailboat under the Golden Gate bridge

drove across the country alone at 19

survived being shot in both knees and learned to walk again

beat the odds

went to the Rijksmuseum

Went to most of the war memorials in Washington, DC
climbed the Lincoln memorial without a cane 8 weeks after a knee replacement

went to a Rainbow gathering at 10,000 feet in CA

Teach, Learn, Share

Master Gardener
Social Justice
Legal Theory
Home Schooling
Graphic Design
Brand development and deployment
Garden Design
Interior Design
Gluten free

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, France, Netherlands

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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