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  • 21 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (Egypt), Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Drexel University
  • From Camden, NJ, USA
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About Me


My friend Amanda ( and I are taking a motorcycle journey from Santiago de Chile to Montevideo, south to Patagonia, then on to the Valdivian and back to Santiago. We'll be stopping in cities such as Uspallata, Mendoza, Latoma, Cordoba, and Rosario in Argentina, Rocha and Montevideo in Uruguay, and are still deciding on where specifically to go in Chile, although we definitely want to visit the Valdivian and Chiloe Island. If you have any suggestions for us, please let us know.


I will arm wrestle anyone who is willing.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I used to host in my old house in Philly. Now I'm in tighter quarters so I can't host at the moment. I'll be traveling for a little while, but I hope to be able to host again upon my return.


I hosted quite a few lovely people in Philadelphia. I have surfed on occasion. Did a meet up with a local surfer in Durham, NC and went to a rock quarry to swim.


Bicycles, Motorcycles, Classic Trucks, Fig Trees, Bridges, Boats, Tools, Ecology

  • arts
  • running
  • surfing
  • wrestling
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Mala Rodriguez, Yma Sumac, Dolly Parton, Lorretta Lynn, Paul Robeson, Chavela Vargas, Bomba Estereo, Nina Pastori

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In my neighborhood I passed by a small girl wielding a large branch in an attempt to pry another small girl off of a high wall.

Teach, Learn, Share

Don't test an iron with your face.
You can produce heat by running current through a resistor but you cannot produce current by heating a resistor.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook. I also am handy around the house, so if you've got any little problems that need to be fixed, I'd be happy to help. Both Amanda and I are learning Spanish, so if you need a good laugh...

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Iceland, Ireland, Morocco, Scotland, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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