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  • 164 References 61 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 43, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Connecting, Instigating, Celebrating
  • BS in International Studies
  • From Livermore, CA, US
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About Me


applying my gifts where they will do the most good for the greatest number of people.

I'm currently making my way East across Europe from Norway and thus unable to meet in San Francisco. Next stop, French Alps.


I am constantly learning. I am open to adventures, projects, and inspiration.


I profess the religion of Love, Love is my religion and my faith.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've helped organize CS gatherings in the US and abroad, I worked for CS for years, and host and surf when possible.


Hosting, surfing, organizing, helping, learning. Bringing people together! Countries hosted in or been hosted: U.S., Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, France, Italy, Turkey, U.K., Mexico, The Netherlands, Germany, Singapore.


Being in the moment, dancing, truth, people (particularly those who inspire and instigate adventures), yoga, theater, singing, cooking, traveling and experiencing cultures, hiking, reading, meditation, live music, experiential growth, serendipity, inspiring change, opening minds, hiking, sociology, surprises, spontaneous parties, new perspectives, writing, reading, playing guitar.

  • writing
  • singing
  • theater
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • partying
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • religion
  • sociology

Music, Movies, and Books

Cross-cultural music, hip-hop, funk, alternaemoelectrorock, traditional and new Middle Eastern, Irish, Cuban and East Indian, electronica, jazz, classical, musicals, a little bit of everything.
Authors: Joseph Campbell, Jared Diamond, Anais Nin, Pema Chodron, Don Miguel Ruiz, Tolkien, Shakespeare, Stoppard. Love my Logic textbook and pretty much anything written in French. Oh, and cookbooks. I have tons.
movies: Titus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I Heart Huckabees, LOTR trilogy, The Truman Show, Office Space, True Romance, Star Wars (ep. 4-5), The Fifth Element, Shakespeare in Love, A Christmas Story, Fight Club, X-Men, John Hughes films ('83-'87), The Accountant, Amelie, Blade Runner. I have a weakness for nostalgia and the mildly perverse. Anything with Gary Oldman in it.
Documentaries: The Corporation, An Inconvenient Truth, Baraka, "One" the movie.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have been lucky enough to have climbed in, on, and around glaciers between Alaska and Canada, which I think is pretty amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

THIS. Amanda Palmer speaks about trust, and says talks about why we do what we do when we host, surf, or put ourselves in the hands of others. YES. THIS:

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Indonesia, United States

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