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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Dutch, Italian
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Grad Student
  • Smith College; NYU
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About Me


Find my "heart home" :)


LATEST: Living in Brussels... working on my PhD, but not doing a very good job of it...

Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, a real suburban girl at heart (I like porch swings and neighbors who are like your family). Spent 6 years in NYC, loved it, but was ready for a change. I enjoy going out for a drink and sometimes dancing, but I've become low-key; you're more likely to find me at home reading on any given night. I love children and cute fluffy animals (but really who doesn't?) and rice and pineapple and checking things off my to-do list.


I try to evolve. So try to create a better ME every day, because it is the one thing I can control.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I haven't been very involved for a couple of years now, but I really love it and getting back in now. I think it's a great system, and I love it when I get to meet couch surfers (surfing, hosting, or running into surfers, by accident or through friends).

Thus far, my wonderful couchsurfing experience has been:

2 nights in Lille with Jeremy!
1 night in NYC with Thomas and Marie!
3 nights in Bristol with Robin!
4 nights in Athens with Christina!
1 night in Athens with Nikos!
1 night in London with Lisa!
1 night in Edinburgh with Darcy
1 with in Edinburgh Joao!
3 nights in Montreal with John!
2 nights in Raleigh with Alana!

2 nights hosting Asser in NYC!
7 nights hosting Polina in NYC!
2 nights hosting Marie in Brussels!
2 nights hosting Jennifer in Brussels!

I have had such a wonderful time with everyone, and this doesn't count all the CSers that I have met here and there, whether at CS events or just randomly!


-My sister Alyson :)
-Books--mostly old ones, mostly because I like the musty smell! yummy :)
-Astronomy (and astrology: guilty pleasure!)
-Chick flicks
-Painting (acrylics--you can make plenty of mistakes!)
-Organ donation (not an interest so much as something I feel strongly about...)

  • animals
  • books
  • dancing
  • running
  • painting
  • astronomy

Music, Movies, and Books

Pride and Prejudice and everything Jane Austen. Count of Monte Cristo. Lord of the Rings. Jacques Brel is pretty cool too. And Claude Francois :P

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It is in the everyday miracles of life that are the most extraordinary, when you hear a child speak for the first time or take their first steps, for example.

But on a grander scale, just recently, I saw a supernova through a telescope: now that is amazing!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to learn ANY kind of new dance! From the funky to the refined: you'll find a willing, though uncoordinated, student in me :)

I'm vegetarian, but not necessarily a good cook or a healthy eater; I'm always looking for easy, yummy ways to eat vegetarian (and vegan is even better!) :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, France, United States

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