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  • 56 References 47 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Italian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • musician, English/French teacher
  • B.M., M.M
  • From Gloucester, MA, USA
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About Me

Hi there! I've just moved to Nîmes and I'll be working here as a TAPIF Assistante d'anglais. I have yet to update all the info in my profile so please forgive the few anachronisms!

Salut à toutes et à tous! Je viens de m'installer à Nîmes (cet automne 2016) et je vais travailler ici pendant l'année scolaire comme assistante d'anglais. J'essaie de mettre mon profil à jour mais je sais qu'il y a toujours des infos sur mes anciens aparts, etc.

My apartment is a studio, so you'll be in the same room as me with, however, your own mattress or sleeping area. Cooking is a bit limited (oh my just a hot plate) but the apartment is right in the center of town.

J'habite dans un studio donc vous serez hébergé dans la meme chambre mais avec votre propre matelas/espace pour dormir. Il n'y a pas trop pour cuisiner (juste une plaque!) mais l'appartement se trouve vraiment au centre-ville!
P.s. Regardez pour trouver des billets pas chers dans la région. ... cheap train tickets in the Languedoc region!




I grew up mostly in Gloucester, Massachusetts. I moved to NYC for college where I studied Vocal Performance and French & Linguistics then moved to Boston. I just finished my M.M. in voice at Bowling Green State University...future life plans TBA but for the summer ('16) I'll be around the east coast living a bit of the vagabond life.


It's ok to go out on weekdays and be a hermit on the weekend.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


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a bunch!
prague, dresden, vienna, stockholm, riga, dublin, budapest, barcelona/vilanova, london, Montreal, College Park MD, cross-country roadtrip

Most recently hosted a great lady who took on a temporary OT assignment in rural Ohio and had a great time traveling with CS people all around Iceland summer '14!

finally hosting in NYC, Bowling Green, and at my Gloucester abode!

all wonderful experiences/hosts!

well there was one creeper but i don't think it was you.


always a tough one but i'll narrow it down to what's catching my fancy now
-music of all shapes and sizes! learning and playing and listening
-city exploration
-cooking/restauranteuring...general foodie activities
-going to the sea

Music, Movies, and Books

always a futile thing for me to do..but i like most kinds of music except for country (like nashville star/"save a horse ride a cowboy"/tim mcgraw country), r&b, and terrible techno/dance pop..same goes for movies and books i think..if someone who is a massive fan of country, r&b, or shoddy dance music chances are I would not like their book or movie choices as well yes yes simply i like anything that doesn't suck

recent artsy things that i've liked:

how music works- david byrne
eating animals- jonathan safran foer
madame bovary
master and margarita
lucky peach
monocle magazine

gypsy music!/folk songs
found an excellent cd of Czech doo-wop at the dollar store
astrid piazzolla
in the hall of the mountain king!
yes dolly parton
line renaud
tame impala
well since i'm an opera major...OPERA: Manon, Prodana Nevesta, Eugene Onegin, greats like Rossini, R. Strauss, Puccini, Verdi

valerie and her week of wonders
django unchained
monty python's flying circus


throwing shade
monocle (everything)
linguistics podcast
the music show ABC
wine for normal people
bullseye with jesse thorn
antique phonograph podcast
black forest radio
here's the thing

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I really enjoy ferries. Crossing in Tadoussac in Quebec, Istanbul going through the Bosphorous, view of Mt. Etna, into Sicilia from Calabria. Not so dramatic but beautiful!

Teach, Learn, Share

music stuff? i can play the piano (not like lang lang but decently), give advice on vocal music specifically: foreign language diction, interpretation etc. a voice lesson perhaps? happy to impart anything
i've learned in school so far..

help with german/french, sort of help with slavic languages: Czech and Russian (yay cyrillic)

perhaps make chocolate chip cookies!

I enjoy learning more nerdy history about your city, languages, cultural events, history... frolicing?

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, France, United States

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