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  • 5 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French; learning Chinese (Simplified), French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • English Instructor
  • Amherst College
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About Me

I'm currently teaching English at l’Université de Bourgogne in Dijon. I graduated in May 2018 from Amherst College in Massachusetts with a degree in math and French (weird combo, I know). For the 2016-2017 academic year, I studied abroad in Europe. I spent fall 2016 at the l’Université de Bordeaux and spring 2017 at the University of Oxford.

In my free time, I like to train for endurance races, obsessively learn French, play the violin, and write for my lifestyle/fashion blog. I also co-curate Thank You for the Tragedy, an online collection of reader-submitted love tragedy memoirs.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm looking for new friends as I travel solo (mostly) and a local's perspective on the towns I visit.

Music, Movies, and Books

My favorite American singer-songwriters are Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. I can frequently be heard belting out their tunes in the shower. I also have a soft spot for classic hits from the 80s-90s. My favorite francophone artists are Sara'h, Joyce Jonathan, and Stromae.

I'm not a big movie person, but I love reading. I especially enjoy social psych books (think Malcolm Gladwell), memoirs (Scott Jurek's Eat and Run), and of course French literature (Roland Barthes).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ran a 50k (31 mi) in Weston, MA [was actually 32.7 mi because the course was inaccurate :')]. Spent 4 weeks solo traveling in France to 14 different cities while banning myself from speaking English the entire trip.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love making vegan/vegetarian food--especially vegan desserts!

I'd also love to shoot photos of you with my DSLR--taking portraits is my favorite.

If I have my violin, I'm also happy jam away.

And of course, I'm always looking for opportunities to speak in French.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, England, France, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Scotland, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, France, United States

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