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  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning French
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Student
  • B.S. in International Relations at Georgetown University ...
  • From Green Bay, WI, USA
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About Me

Oh, where to start!?

Well, to sum things up, most accurate would be to say that I'm in a "transitional" phase right now. I just finished my Master's and moved back to the US after living in Quito, Ecuador for 5 years. I'll be moving "out West" (most likely Seattle) in a few months, but will first be traveling for several weeks around Europe.

I'm a huge fan of nature (ll find I try to fit in as much as I can, so I will likely be out and about quite a bit. Still, I love to spend time with hosts whenever possible, especially to learn about the city from their perspective and experience.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I find that Couchsurfing is a great way to meet local people and have a unique experience. I have met some very intriguing, mind-opening people while Couchsurfing, and those are experiences that are irreplaceable and some of the most memorable from my travels.

Although I do not currently have my own place where I can offer a couch, I hope to do so whenever I get the chance!


Learning different languages; cooking; seeking out local food/wine/beer (food is always a big highlight in my travels!); exploring different cultures and customs; nature, forests, mountains, the Amazon, rock climbing, I could walk or bike for hours on end; hearing about other people's travels, philosophies, worldviews and experiences.

  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • languages
  • mountains

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Did a 5-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. An experience that still seems so surreal.

Ate crawling lemon ants and wriggling larva in the Amazon.

Completed 3 months of field research for my Master's thesis in Spanish in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook and don't mind cleaning!

Countries I’ve Visited

Ecuador, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, United States

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