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Kathleen Hennessy

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • videographer
  • Public health, communications
  • From Boston, MA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Preparing for an extended trip to Europe (August-December 2015), right now working on French and video production.


Slow, immersive travel is the best way I've found to learn and grow as a human being. I've met incredible people by living in and making way way through South America and the coastal USA and now I have my eyes set on Europe.

I am interested in making my trip constructive in 2 main ways - first is practicing languages and becoming conversationally fluent in French. Second is getting involved with locals by offering to produce a short promotional video for any socially responsible business or organization that needs one.

My idea is to improve as a videographer through practice and hopefully provide useful content in exchange for a place to stay, a meal, a cup of coffee, you decide! I have no expectations, just a need to get involved in a meaningful way as I learn about new cultures and parts of the world.

I'm fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and have a background in Public Health and communications. Aside from the goals of practicing French and film, I love being active, making new friends, exploring cities, appreciating art, living simply and generally loving life!


Always always always write it down.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia -- all CS communities that have welcomed me and made my time there infinitely better. I'm looking forward to hosting once I get settled : )


50+ sunscreen, videography, romance languages, adventures

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking Morro da Urca to watch the sunset over Rio de Janeiro

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I love to copy edit and can work with you to improve your written English. I can also hep with spoken English and Spanish as well as videography.

Learn: constantly seeking practice in French (high priority), Portuguese and Spanish

Share: I will make you an awesome 3-minute video!!

What I Can Share With Hosts

I am excited to share language skills if you need help writing a resumé, paper or anything else in English I would be delighted to work with you on improving and making your draft shine.

I produce short videos and also can take pictures. If you have a website for any kind of project, small business, NGO, ect. and need a video to make it come to life, we should talk! I would love to hear about your needs and how we can work on a project together.

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, United States

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