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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Tutor
  • GWU and UCLA
  • From Santa Monica, CA, USA
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About Me


To read 100 books before the year is over.


I grew up in Santa Monica and moved to Idaho in August 2009. I worked at the library in Santa Monica for 9 years. Now I am a full-time, all subjects, self-employed tutor. I moved to Costa Rica on November 16, 2016 so I could learn Spanish.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm afraid I don't have a couch. I didn't bring one out here, but I do need to get one. When I do, it will be available to all couchsurfers.


I haven't had any experiences yet - but hope to, soon. I really am looking forward to meeting nice people from all over the world.


There's really very little that doesn't interest me. I'm fascinated by everyone and everything. I ultimately graduated from UCLA with a degree in biogeography, but I think I must have majored in just about every academic subject before finally settling on just one.

  • books
  • flying
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

I watch movies when I have the patience. I'm a pretty restless person, so I really have to be in the mood for a flick. I watch mostly foreign films, but there are some American movies that I've enjoyed. Some favorites include Shrek, Forbidden Games, Fanny and Alexander, Dick, The Way Home, Fanny and Alexander, and Dogfight.
I listen to all musical genres, but my favorites are country, folk, and classical.
I love to read! I'll read anything that's well-written. I read lots of non-fiction, but I'm no literary snob! I also enjoy good fiction.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hmmm...there are so many things I've done/seen that I personally found amazing. I'm easily amazed. I guess one thing would be flying over the Nazca Lines in Peru. It was fascinating!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, United States

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