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. Now I'm gearing up for my next adventure in Europe, 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 interested in making a 2-3 minute promotional videos for any socially responsible business or organization that needs one.

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. I believe in the karma of shared experiences (conversation, meals, home, ect) that Couchsurfing taps into and have seen how exchanges create generosity and appreciation for other cultures, its beautiful : )

I'll return to the lovely Oakland, California after travelling and want to help build the CS community there once I'm back. That means you can come visit me! I've had the fortune of hosting some of my former hosts, there's nothing better than when the exchange can come full circle.


Live simply and always carry a pen.

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.


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

Teach: I am skilled at copy editing and can work with you to improve your written English/essays/website content or whatever you're working on. I can also help with spoken English and Spanish.

Learn: I am constantly seeking writing and speaking practice in French (high priority), Portuguese and Spanish.

Share: I will make you an awesome 3-minute video!! See section below.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I produce short videos that can be posted on a website, YouTube page, blog or other internet venue for the world to see.

If you could use a 2-3 minute video to let the world know what you or your small business, NGO, project/band/ect. is all about, we should talk! I would love to work on a project together.

I am also excited to share language skills if you need help writing anything in English I can work with you on improving your draft.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United States

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