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  • 38 references 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • I work in higher education
  • BA in Gender and Women's Studies
  • From Silver Spring, MD, United States
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About Me

I do not accept last minute requests. I require at least one week of notice to host. I do not host people with 0 references, and I generally do not host people who have never hosted themselves.

I dabble in many things. I especially love to cook and preserve food, and brew beer. I've been a vegetarian since about 2001ish. I host a ridiculous deviled egg competition every summer so I have an excuse to eat a dozen deviled eggs.

I also host Baltimore's premier board game happy hour, Brews and Board Games.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm an oldschool CSer but I don't host too much anymore, since the user base and site itself have changed so much. I will respond to your request if it is clear that you actually read my profile and you send a personalized request. I'm on here to meet people, not to be a free hostel.

"I want to stay with you because of what I read in your profile," is not a personalized request.


food, canning, homebrewing, board games, bike riding, bad puns

  • theater
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • beer
  • vegetarian
  • happy hour
  • board games
  • socializing
  • homebrewing
  • blogging
  • cycling

Music, Movies, and Books

WYPR (Baltimore Public Radio). I also like cute indie pop. Bonus points if it's from Sweden. I like pretty much everything that Mark Robinson has done.

Books: I like dystopian speculative fiction, clever humorists, and non-fiction books with good cocktail party trivia. I am also really into North Korea. (Not like, supportive. Just intrigued.) I have a Goodreads if you want to see what I'm reading.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The Casa Rosso live sex theater in Amsterdam was certainly a sight. Especially sitting through it twice so I could write a paper about it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, United States

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