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  • 35 References 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Dutch, French, Spanish, Turkish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • sailor/artist
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


I just sailed to the big island of Hawai'i from San Diego. I was intending to continue sailing west, but the big island has captured me for a while and I'm excited to see what happens.

I've got a guitar to learn on, some art supplies to be creative with, and I'm excited to do some farming and gardening as well. Plus, there's the ocean, and all the natural beauty of the island. My long term plans involve going back to school to study marine sciences and languages, starting next fall.


I'm a person, I like people, I like to explore.

I've been wandering around for about 5 and a half years, and I have learned a lot. For work, I mostly have been sailing as a deckhand or mate on traditional ships. I'm excited to be a student and settle down for a while... once I see where this adventure takes me.


Events happen

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed a lot, in the past for long chunks of time, but lately it's been more rare. I have hosted a little, but I haven't actually had my own place in... 3 years? So I hope to host some more if I can, in the future.


Wonderful! Couchsurfers are the friendliest people ever.


people, nature, sailing, music, art, books, everything

  • arts
  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • music
  • sailing
  • languages
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: open-minded to all genres, from anywhere. I really like Ali Farka Toure, and Os Mutantes, and Talking Heads, and especially any music my friends make.
Movies: Only good ones.
Books: favorite authors: Italo Calvino, Nicholson Baker, David Foster Wallace, Jesse Ball, Sjon, and (guilty scifi pleasure) Kim Stanley Robinson.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sailing really close to humpback whales! So magical. Like being in the presence of otherworldly gods.

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess I can teach artsy stuff, practice languages, maybe cook together, or just do something we've never done before.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, stories, books, art, anything!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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