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  • 33 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Education
  • Literature BA, Education MA in progress
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About Me


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I am a teacher living in Oakland: I spent a lot of time reading and drinking tea, sewing and quilting, knitting and making paper crafts. I take care of a parrot, a garden, a household, and in turn these things take care of me.


feeling gales, listening to leaves, digging in the dirt, making messes in the kitchen, hurricanes, crashing face first!

my mantra is "do what feels right"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I would be happy to show you around the Bay Area and share the sense of community that I have been shown. I live in a former hotel in East Oakland called the Happiness Hotel and love to share our big space with travelers. Come tell me your stories!


I have been both the recipient of a couch and the offerer, and have not had a negative experience. I love to show people my home and do exciting things in my area with travelers.


feminism, communism, democracy, local things like radio, art, music, beer, food, fresh cut flowers

  • arts
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • beer
  • drinking
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • flowers
  • reading
  • knitting
  • music
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Edwidge Danticat, Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, folk music, bluegrass, jazz, Kurosawa films, David Lynch, Werner Herzog, Twin Peaks, Democracy Now, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Everyday I get to hang out with a group of children who are only interested in fun and learning.

Teach, Learn, Share


Countries I’ve Visited

Bermuda, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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