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  • 4 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Japanese
  • 39, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Conservation biologist
  • Universidad de La Plata / Oregon State University / Unive...
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About Me

I am a nomad using my career, biologist, as a way to travel around the world meeting new places, animals and people. It has worked pretty well this far, allowing me to work with a variety of birds (hummingbirds, penguins, sparrows, macaws) in a variety of places (Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, USA)

I've recently finished my PhD in Argentina, working on the reintroduction of the Red-and-Green Macaw. If you don't know what that is, think of a large red parrot. Did you see the movie Rio? Well, like that but in red. This species in particular became extinct in my country and I worked with a local NGO to restore it by getting macaws from zoos, rehabilitating them ("teaching them how to be wild again") and releasing them.

I am currently looking for my next destination, trying different macaw/parrot conservation jobs throughout Latin America. Currently living in an island out of the coast of Honduras, studying yellow-naped amazons!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Well, I love to meet people from cultures different than mine. I love the idea of getting a glimpse into how people really live in other places.


  • books
  • photography
  • dining
  • movies
  • video games
  • reading
  • socializing
  • drawing
  • biology
  • eating
  • exploring nature
  • birdwatching
  • exploring cities

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: I like my books to have a good story, specially fantastic literature or sci-fi. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Jane Austeen, Watership's Down, Harry Potter, stuff with dragons, Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy, classics classics classics

Music: varied. I suck at identifying musical genres, so here are some of the musicians on my ipod that will help you get a general idea: Eels, Streetlight Manifesto, Damien Rice, Nick Cave, Franz Ferdinand, Limp Bizkit, U2, The Police, Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Green Day, Jamiroquai, Linkin Park, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Robbie Williams, Roxette, Zwan, Sum41, Molotov, several musicals, Disney

Podcasts: Reply All, The Truth, J and, Miles Xplain the Xmen, The Dollop, Radiolab, The Science Hour, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Working, Welcome to Nightvale, Hardcore History, Ologies, The Program

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Carry a live macaw tucked in a towel under my arm across a 3km wide swamp, trying no to step on an alligator.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories about the life of a field biologist, including: how to get rid of a viper from your kitchen, how to not-step on a caiman, best strategies for tick-removal and how to know when you should really not grab a baby penguin.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, United States

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