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  • 21 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, Portuguese
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Researcher (Food Sustainability), Translator (Spanish, It...
  • Ph.D. (Food Security & Sustainability); Master (History a...
  • From Notre Dame, Indiana / Buffalo NY USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me




I love learning about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING ... walking and hiking and being outdoors ... the water ... the mountains ... "interesting (challenging?) conversations" ... encountering different ideas ... languages ... cultures ...

Just moved to Cardiff, Wales and beginning a new job in food sustainability research - I think it's my "ideal job," and so I'm very excited about this new experience and this new place!


"Hmmm ... I never thought about that before ..."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Travelling and hosting and showing people around ...

I've just moved back to the USA after 5 years of living overseas ... and I'm looking forward to having my own place (soon!) so that I can start hosting again!


Great! Lots of great experiences both hosting and being hosted, with both CS and Hospitality Club before that for a few years ...hosted people from all over in Buffalo ... and been welcomed by great people in Italy, France, Portugal, Morocco, the USA, and now in the UK.


food, cooking, "interesting conversations", outdoors, running-walking-hiking, travel, languages, photography

  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • walking
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • engineering
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Leon Uris
Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Leavitt
Marion Nestle, Michael Pollan
Clifford Geertz
William Least Heat Moon

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO!! (St-Jead-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre/Muxia) ... Wow.
Two-week wander in the Umbrian hills "in the footsteps of St. Francis"
hitchhiking all around ...

Teach, Learn, Share

Food . . . university admissions . . . languages . . . some techie stuff (I used to be an engineer, believe it or not) . . .

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook and share meals and stories with hosts and guests!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Romania, Slovenia, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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