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Emily Woods

Richmond, CA, United States

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  • 47 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Current phd student at Berkeley
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • From Houston TX USA
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About Me

Sorry guys, headed home for the holidays, will not have a couch open.


Enjoy the West Coast life


I really enjoy life. Everything about it. I love making the most of it and trying to pack as many new things and people and beer in as possible. People call me an oblivious optimistic because I will always see the best in what is or could be (even if it isn't there). People are essential for me, so is being outside. Rugby, Rock climbing, biking, hiking, camping, anything in or on water. Combine new friends and adventures under the sun and I am one happy camper. I love traveling, am always finding anyway to go see and do something new. I love cooking, so if you stay with me, or I stay with you, expect some incredible food. I just moved to the Bay Area to start grad school at Berkeley. I dont know anything about the area, but am pumped to find out


Life is a gift, don't waste a minute of it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


When I lived in Santiago we had an atp. that was ALWAYS full with extra couch surfers from all over the world and I got addicted. Everywhere I traveled in south america and through out new zealand I used couch surfing to meet locals and see new places in the way that people who actually live there see it. I felt so much more like I belonged, rather than as a tourist. In Kenya we had tons of people stay with me in my little shack. Now i have a HOUSE so come join me!


I'd say 99% of every experience I have had with CS has been incredible. Whether surfing, hosting, or just going to meet-ups. The ppl in CS are just full or stories and of life. Then there are those other 1%, that you just have to laugh at because they are so off their rocker. Just ask and I will give you some GOOD stories.


I love being outside; camping, trekking, climbing, ALL sports specifically rugby & ultimate frisbee. I really enjoy cooking and hosting people at my house. Love going out dancing, and can always be found singing something. Here in Naivasha a standard night is have people over and a big bonfire in my yard, drinking, eating and playing guitar.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-I lived on a Ship for a year - the Logos Hope, i worked in the engine room and traveled around Europe. Loved it. learned a LOT.

- I converted an old School Bus into an RV with some friends and road tripped around America for a summer. Went hiking, mountain biking, climbing and any other also adventure you can imagine.

- I got to work with Engineers without Boarders while at GT and helped design a water supply system for a village in Cameroon Africa. The village, mungo-goa is my favorite place in the entire world.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Grenada, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Chile, Croatia, Germany

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