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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Doctoral Student
  • Master's of Science in Curriculum and Instruction
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About Me


To meet you!


Hawai'i (born and raised) ~ Washington (state) ~ Oregon ~ Wisconsin

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Recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, with my M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Ed. I'm starting my PhD in the same department this fall. I study how arts integration promotes equity, multiculturalism, and social justice in education. I focus particularly on drama-based education and maker education. I'm also a teaching artist for a few local orgs like Children's Theatre of Madison, Whoopensocker, and the Madison Public Library. In undergrad, I studied theatre, philosophy, literature, and Spanish (help me practice!).

adj: excitable, wanderlusty, sleep-deprived, nostalgic, anxious, short, cynical, spirited, sarcastic, affectionate, hapa, curious, romantic, friendly, compassionate, not-straight, pinay

n: artist, activist, philosopher, student, explorer, teacher, firebender

v: create, sing, act, contemplate, read, dance, rage, laugh, sigh, eat, adventure, Netflix, roller derby

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Making the world a smaller, friendlier place one couch at a time.


  • singing
  • dancing
  • walking
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • teaching
  • philosophy
  • theatre
  • learning new things
  • trying new food
  • roller derby
  • watching films
  • boardgames
  • rollerskating
  • intersectional feminism
  • critical theory
  • cooking with friends
  • arts education

Music, Movies, and Books

So many. Too many. But here are a few faves, new and old, that capture my current vibe:

Lizzo, Janelle Monáe, The Staves, First Aid Kit, Sama Dams, Too Many Zoos, Dirty Projectors, Kendrick Lamar, Stella Donnelly, Ile, Alexi Murdoch, CocoRosie, The Hives, Y'Akoto, Billie Eilish, Haley Heynderickx

Arrival, Away We Go, Duck Butter, Beatriz at Dinner, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mad Max: Fury Road, A League of their Own, Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Amelie.

The Plauge, Everything I Never Told You, American Gods, The Hate U Give, Song of Exile, Me and White Supremacy, The Bell Jar, currently listening to Cloud Atlas and Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban

~tv shows~
Dear White People, Jane the Virgin, The Patriot Act, Workin' Moms, Call the Midwife, Queer Eye, The Good Place, One Day at a Time, Heroes, Sense8, Orphan Black, Schitt's Creek, Grace and Frankie.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walked 480 miles across Spain + France for El Camino de Santiago.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Canada, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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