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  • 15 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • EMT
  • BA Psychology; MA Conflict, Security & Development
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Experience as much of life as I possibly can!!!


I was born in the US but have lived 15+ years abroad. It's been fantastic but unfortunately (or not) it's left me with terminal travel lust + I jump at any chance to travel ANYwhere!!
I had the pleasure of serving as a Peace Corps Service in Ukraine ('06-'08) and Namibia ('11-'12).
Traveling is currently on hold while I focus my energy and professional life.
I live at a firehouse therefore unfortunately cannot host anyone, however I will gladly meet up with any traveling coming to DC.


Life's too short to not take chances
AND to let other's opinions bother you!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have couched surfed in quite a few countries. At first I was a little nervous but have found every single experience was ideal-- very warm, friendly ppl who I really enjoyed hanging out with + wished I could stay with a few days longer!


Personal-- traveling, language, hiking + everything outdoors, the arts, most sports...especially running, animals, hmmm... what else....???

Professional-- development+ aid work in Africa. Improving living conditions for the less fortunate through sustainable development... and opening the eyes of those who are lucky enough to have everything in life except the ability to understand the value of it all.

  • animals
  • arts
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • running
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

Music--> anything I can move to :-P
I truly believe in dancing like no one is watching
...which is good because I'm pretty sure I have no rhythm!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In my experience I have learned that what I feel is amazing isn't always what those I meet think is. To me though, HIKING KILIMANJARO was amazing. I have hiked my entire life but nothing can compare to the awe I felt standing on Africa's summit + watching the sun peek up over the horizon-- it really give one a sense of size.... how little humans really are. It was breathtaking (not just due to altitude!!) but also moved me to tears. FYI: crying with lack of oxygen can prove rather interesting!!
***I think that no matter what else I do in life, that one moment will always be my most favorite.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm always looking for an opportunity to practice my language skills so please don't be shy-- we can practice together!!
I DO plan on learning chess ONE day!! :-P
Hmm... I'm not too bad at cooking + baking. I rather enjoy learning about local recipes/food + would love to cook one evening together :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Namibia, Spain, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

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