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  • 6 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Wolof
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Journalist/ Nonprofit professional
  • I have a BA and a Masters in Social Work
  • From Mill Valley, CA, USA, although I was born in New York, NY, USA
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About Me


I hope to have cool people over and share travelling experiences. I'd also like to make more friends who live in the Bay Area and are in the couchsurfing community.


I'm a nerdy, artsy, leftist oriented twenty something looking to meet more friends in the area. I've met some people I really like that are on couchsurfing here, so I decided to become more active again and would love to make more friends through the site/ couchsurfing events.


"Do not fear mistakes. There are none."
-Miles Davis

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My roommate Elad and I love hosting people at our apartment in Tel Aviv. I also hope to do more couchsuring in the near future!


I loved using couchsurfing to travel in Berlin and Prague. I really had a blast meeting people from Couchsurfing and getting a more authentic sense of those places through couchsurfing rather than just staying at a hostel with other tourists.


being artsy and trying to save the world, theater, stand up comedy, markets, bargaining, cooking, being cooperative, san francisco, being sassy/classy, senegal, french, sunglasses, reese's peanut butter cups, being a wannabe brooklynite, listening to rain while falling asleep, kiddies' laughter, trains, going to bodies of water for peace of mind...

  • theater
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • partying
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • socializing

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Music:
ella fitzgerald, nina simone, kurt weill, carmen mccrae, bob dylan, joni mitchell, velvet underground, stevie wonder, marvin gaye, talking heads, elliott smith, nirvana, smashing pumpkins, liz phair, white stripes, radiohead, bjork, aphex twin, tom waits, postal service, david bowie, prince, beck, of montreal, magnetic fields, leonard cohen, outkast, manu chao
Favorite TV Shows:
six feet under, freaks and geeks, homicide: life on the streets, kids in the hall, flight of the conchords, The Wire
Favorite Movies:
brokeback mountain, you can count on me, good will hunting, chinatown, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, before sunrise, before sunset, me and you and everyone we know, rushmore, annie hall, american beauty, lost in translation, 25th hour, little miss sunshine, west side story, the producers, blazing saddles, the hudsucker proxy, volver, once
Favorite Books:
catcher in the rye, perks of being a wallflower, white noise, high fidelity, east of eden, angels in america parts1/2, the tempest, fences, pedagogy of the oppressed, no matter how loud i shout, the unbearable lightness of being, heart is a lonely hunter

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I got to meet Desmond Tutu once. That was pretty rad.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook, speak French, write fiction/ comedy, and get people in bars to erupt in dance parties. I would love to learn Spanish, become a better dancer, and learn more about gardening.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, France, Germany, Morocco

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Senegal

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