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  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning German, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Thinking, creating, poeticizing, dancing
  • Masters, and I'm a PhD student cuz I just can't get enough
  • From Kiev, Ukraine, Des Moines, Iowa, Boston, Massachusetts
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About Me


Devour Brazil, delicioso!


I love to explore the planet, flirting with different countries along the way. I study a combination of psychology and anthropology in grad school and this is both a passion and a vocation.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm traveling in Brazil at the moment and looking for potential couches. I will host surfers in the future, in Chicago and wherever else I might end up living.


I write (poetry, short stories, plays, etc.), enjoy creating art, dance, ski, love exploring both random sports and museums when I travel. I enjoy everything from climbing volcanoes to spending hours in art galleries.

  • arts
  • poetry
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • skiing
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • anthropology
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

Our Lady of Bells, Poe, The Windy City Strugglers, Cake, Grant-Lee Phillips, Stars, White Stripes, Liz Phair, Cat Power, Counting Crows, K's Choice, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, Talking Heads, Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson, Morcheeba, Beck, Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, Ludacris, John Mayer, Moby, Velvet Underground, Los Umbrellos, Jimmy Eat World, Michael Jackson, Ben Folds Five, Norah Jones, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, t.A.T.u., The Pierces, KT Tunstall, Our Lady of Bells

Anna Karenina, Field Studies, Falling Off the Map, The Bell Jar, Nine Stories, Fear and Trembling, Franny and Zooey, The Little Prince, The First Four Books of Poems by Louise Gluck, George Orwell, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Master and Margarita, Matilda, Short stories, Kurt Vonnegut, The Kreutzer Sonata, Pride and Prejudice, Lolita, Don Quixote, Gone with the Wind, Maya Angelou Poetry, Atlas Shrugged, Les Fleurs du mal, Anna Karenina

The Prestige, Blazing Saddles, Full Metal Jacket, Fight Club, The Matrix, Shrek, Napolean Dynamite, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Royal Tenenbaums, Dogma, Almost Famous, Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, American Beauty, Cruel Intentions, Meet the Parents, Red Violin, Lolita, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Amelie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pink Floyd The Wall, Tanguy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bloodsport, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, French Kiss, Garden State

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Israel, New Zealand, Ukraine, United States

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