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Overview

  • 35 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Science Teacher
  • No education listed
  • From Orange County, CA
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About Me

On a mission to teach, learn, work, and play.

I guess I'd consider myself a pretty laid back, fun-loving girl. I rarely find myself saying "no" to any new adventure. I am a big biology/geology nerd. Big heights junkie. Love a good beer. Often I find myself dressed up in some ridiculous costume. I am happiest in nature. I enjoy feeling uncomfortable and pushing myself to try new things. I don't take myself too seriously and I make fun of everything. I work as a science teacher. I am lucky to have a job I love that also allows me time off to explore the world. I also love my state of California and exploring it- just look at my pics for off-the-beaten-path ideas if you are visiting/ living in California. I will never get done exploring my own state, much less the world!

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Over the years I had the pleasure of meeting awesome people at local CS events and have been hosted and met up with some wonderful people all over the world! Whenever I have traveled alone and used Couchsurfing- I never felt "alone" once. CS had been amazing and I have enjoyed more rich, authentic, and fun travel experiences because of it. Can't wait for more!

Interests

I enjoy hiking, kayaking, climbing, yoga, running, & camping. I love being outdoors and any chance to jump off a cliff or bridge into water. Photography melts my heart. I also love trying out new foods and cooking new recipes- especially food from other cultures. I enjoy reading about social research, science, and the stories and dynamics of immigrants. I am nearly obsessed with Ted.com lectures. I love going on new adventures- sketchier the better. Some of my favorite times have been on a long hike or scenic locale with a cold beer.

  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • beer
  • yoga
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • biology
  • teaching
  • geology
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

So many things to list here and I enjoy a WIDE variety of all and am always looking to expand.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Realizing that the world isn't as scary as our society makes it seem, traveling alone, and discovering couchsurfing

Teach, Learn, Share

I have lots to teach, learn, and share! Just ask me...

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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