Kathleen Hennessy

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • 38 References 19
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • communications
  • Public health, sociology
  • From Boston, MA
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About Me


Keep things interesting in the Bay Area


I've met incredible people while making my way through South America, Europe and east/west coast USA. I returned from a six month trip at the start of 2016 and want to continue to meet travellers and broaden my horizons as I settle back into "normal life" (if that exists!)

I'm creative, unconventional, politically liberal and active. I bike everywhere and try to do something new every day, practice foreign languages as often as possible, do yoga, tango, eat avocados, shop second hand, love cats, stand while reading, ect. Sometimes I feel like a little kid with all the things I want to learn and do.

I want to provide a useful and fun exchange for anyone who hosts me and do my best to show visitors things that are off the beaten path, which are always more interesting. If you're just passing through and want to explore SF or the East Bay, let me know!


Live simply and always carry a pen.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


From Barcelona to Boston and Barcelona 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, motorcycle rides around Lisbon and Porto

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

Andorra, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United States

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