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  • 2 References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Graphic Designer, Outdoor Educator
  • Portland State University
  • From Santa Cruz, CA, USA
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About Me

I live in Portland, and love to do crafty cooking projects, read, and play my banjo. I'm really interested in spending time in the outdoors, and I love rock climbing and backpacking! I also spend lots of time riding my bike, talking to strangers, and petting dogs I meet at the park.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I want to connect with people in a super awesome, non-transaction way while traveling! I think couch surfing is such a cool resource, and I would love to host & stay with some cool people and make new friends.


Radical environmentalism
Reading & writing
Eating excellent food
Watercolor painting

  • dogs
  • writing
  • design
  • graphic design
  • dining
  • cooking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • ecology
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Currently halfway through reading:
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Gárcia Márquez
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
This Bridge Called My Back by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa
1491 by Charles Mann

Currently watching:
Game of Thrones

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One time I threw up into my water bottle.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love talking & learning about natural history and local ecology, so I would love to share knowledge about that! I am also pretty savvy when it comes to graphic design.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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