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  • 9 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili; learning Chinese (Simplified), German, Spanish, Tsonga
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Student
  • Communications studies
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About Me


Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live!


I consider myself a true global citizen and a passionate traveller. I love to explore new places and embrace the present moment. I always meet wonderful people on my path.
I was born and raised in Paris, France then moved to the U.S. for college. I was a Peace Corps volunteer living in Mozambique for 3 years. Now, I live in Washington, DC where I am completing my Master's in International Affairs and Development at American University.


Stay strong and believe in yourself!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

CS is a great to connect with people who share the passion of traveling. My best friends started CS back in 2008, I found it was such a great way to help people out and get to know them. So I joined CS in '09 and I made great friendships. CS has been such a great platform when I needed a place to crash but also if i just want to hang out and explore a city with someone. The journey is always so much more fun when you get to meet new people with different backgrounds. I always feel inspired and happier.

Favorite quote: The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step by Lao Tzu


I love traveling, yoga, morning spiritual practice, spiritual books, live music, salsa, learning new languages, art galleries, dancing, Greek Mythology, karate, hula hooping, swimming, Bikram yoga, Chinese history, running, Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi.

  • street art
  • dancing
  • yoga
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • spoken word
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skydiving
  • martial arts
  • swimming
  • extreme sports
  • volunteering
  • solo travel
  • budget travel
  • spirituality
  • poetry slam
  • rafting

Music, Movies, and Books

The Power of Now, The Infinite Way, Who Moved My Cheese, The Alchemist, Zadig and Candid from Voltaire. The Artist's way by Julia Cameron
The Four Agreements, the 4T's, Half The Sky by Nicholas Kristof

Movie: Roman Holiday

Music: Jamie Sieber, Alicia Keys

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungie Jumping - Victoria's Falls

Teach, Learn, Share

In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am not expecting you to show me around unless you want to. I am not crazy excited about touristy places so if you want to just walk around and grab a coffee, I am very cool with that! :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Chile, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mongolia, Mozambique, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Mozambique, United States

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