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  • 9 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Journalist
  • No education listed
  • From Newark, California, USA
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About Me


Live life in another language


I just moved out of my favorite American city to the Midwest, specifically Chicago. I miss using my passport but I'm lucky that I still get to go every now and then. In 2013, I hit up a bunch of friends' weddings in Pennsylvania...including one in the groom's backyard farm, a Yankees game in Detroit on Final Four weekend, and scorched my soles walking around New York. 2014 was Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, the Washington wilderness, North Carolina and St. Louis. This year, I'm hellbent on getting out of the country. Right now, to Montreal.

I like going and moving but being rooted has so many pluses too.

Go Giants (ahem. the baseball kind.)


Carpe diem; so maybe everyone says it. We will all live it in our own way.

Also, good stories don't happen unless something ridiculous happens.

We are the choices we make but no one can be defined by the worst one they've made.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My roommate and I have such a wonderful artsy little home with patio furniture and we're dying to host folks and currently looking for a weekend we're both around.


Stayed with some fantastic people in Shanghai for a couple of days while attending the World Expo (which was a grand explosion of art + sustainability + culture) and then stayed with the BEST people ever in Madrid.

Then, when I traversed across the country, I stayed with a couple of people in Louisville and Kansas City (surprise! Mumford and Sons was there!)

My little sister and I had the best and most memorable time spontaneously roadtripping and couch surfing in Toronto.


Baseball, reading all the time!, being around people, asking questions, writing letters, living in cities, reading books in the train, the subway, writing on my blog, asking too many questions, laughing at how clever people on Twitter are, flirting with intelligent people, the like

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • walking
  • reading
  • blogging
  • surfing
  • baseball

Music, Movies, and Books

I fall asleep to one of two things every night:

Houses - A Quiet Darkness album (basically a lullaby)
San Francisco Giants baseball games on the radio (web radio that is)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Lived next door to the Sagrada Familia for four months
-Pulled all-nighters in Barcelona all of October to watch the Giants win the World Series back in San Francisco
-Gave up the mall for an entire year
-Lived in New York City and walked around Lower Manhattan when the power was out. Most amazing site ever.
-Made friends with folks I've met through Twitter, met in the airplane line, comforted on a subway, at a library lecture, and through a mutual creeper.

Teach, Learn, Share

My most typical feedback from people is usually along the lines of "wow, I've never had a conversation like that with anyone before but I really enjoyed it."

I can make you think critically about your life and I'm an honest, confrontational person. Thank goodness, I love you.

Also, I do know Spanish and I'm learning French and would love some help trying out that.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Mexico, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Spain, United States

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