Kathleen Hennessy

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • videographer
  • Public health, communications
  • From Boston, MA
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About Me


Backpacking August-December 2015 in Europe


I've met incredible people while making my way through South America and east/west coast USA. I'm in Europe until the end of 2015, hoping to immerse myself as much as possible and gain new friends and perspectives as I go.

My goals are to become conversationally fluent in French (I've been studying!) and improve my video production skills through practice. I'm also WOOFing and am interested in permaculture, sustainable building methods and socially responsible business models. I need to be active every day, walking, biking, swimming, doing yoga, standing while reading...doesn't matter how!

I want to provide a useful and fun exchange for anyone who hosts me. I have no expectations and am very independent but I also need to connect with people in a meaningful way as I travel. For me Couchsurfing creates a uniquely personal way to connect with other humanists and learn/share/explore together, the very best way to travel in my humble opinion.

I'll return to the lovely Oakland, California and would be delighted to show you around once I'm back!


Live simply and always carry a pen.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


From Barcelona to Boston to Brasilia & beyond -- CS communities have made my time in new places infinitely better.


50+ sunscreen, romance languages, talking to strangers, BIKES, public health, art, politics, writing, videography, exploring cities (ect!)

Music, Movies, and Books

I *especially* like reading fiction that takes place in places I travel and music that fuses different cultural traditions

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

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

Teach, Learn, Share

Language exchanges are always fun! Spanish, Portuguese, French are all on my hit list. If you're an ESL speaker, I will gladly help you improve your spoken or written English.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Genuine interest in your world, ideas, a laugh

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United States

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