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  • 6 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Naturalist
  • B.S. Environmental Studies from UNC Asheville
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About Me


I currently live in the southwest, where I engage in environmental justice organizing and movement building. I get to work with incredible young people who inspire me and give me hope. I love the Colorado plateau, especially the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Doko’oosliid (the sacred peaks), the House Rock Valley, the Vermillion Cliffs, and anywhere that aspens grow. I am committed to defending these sacred places and I enjoy running, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, picnicking, hammocking, and looking for wildflowers as a reminder of why i love this land.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Right now I am traveling across Hawaii with my good friend Arthur, mostly by hitchhiking. We are looking to meet people who know and love this land and who are willing to share their passion for it with us! I can’t host at the moment, but I have a bit in the past and am excited to again once I have my own place

I have surfed in New Zealand, Hawaii and Indonesia. The people I've met have provided me with enormous hospitality and inspiration to be kind and generous.


music, language, ecology, reading, writing, running, swimming, bicycling, snorkeling, hiking, backpacking, camping, gardening, cooking, and pottery.

  • culture
  • writing
  • singing
  • theater
  • dancing
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • pottery
  • music
  • instrumental music
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • anthropology
  • teaching
  • environmental studies
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Braiding Sweetgrass. An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. Born a Crime. Beautiful Trouble.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with dolphins in New Zealand

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, United States

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