Rachel Sherman

Phoenix, AZ, USA

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  • Student turned nomad
  • University of Michigan
  • From Portland, OR in the great USofA
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About Me


Smell out them nuances and discover the dirty underbelly of places in the US! That, and to wildly charm you enough to get you into my life. Is it working?


Whew, this is a loaded little box. Well, i started CS while greyhounding/hitching around the US - hitting up the SW border first and then later weaseling my way up the east coast.
I'm always trying to get a deeper understanding of the United States and it's urban planning tendencies and the way the spaces we're in shape the ways in which we interact with each other and vice versa. I'm especially interested in the cities along the US-Mexico border region, and that's why i moved to PHX.
I have a lot of hair, which makes me easy to spot in a crowded grocery store.
I hate grocery stores.
I love cities and urban spaces of all shapes and makes. Not only do i study their functioning (or lack thereof) but i eat them up. Watch out world.
Every time I finish a book I write a note in it to a stranger and leave it in a public space.
I tend to dance a lot, although that may be out of my hands (and legs) to be brutally honest.
I am always down for an outting, and if you catch me at an unusual moment when i'm not, well i'm malleable as all hell so just push for it.
And most importantly, i'm absolutely, completely, unwavering infatuated with you. I'm just sure of it.


c'est la couchsurf

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hoping to host more once i'm settled into life in PHX! Can't wait to interact with people and help them out like they have helped/shaped me.


WOAH, hot dogg, CS has converted all that is settled and sedentary in me into a four-wheel drive all terrain vehicle and taken me for a long windy drive. I would never know the US without the glorious surfers i've been meeting


Urban Space! Social Theory! other people and the world and the way the world works with other people. My friends and I like to call ourselves armchair sociologists? I love reading, especially authors who can pick language up by the ankles shake loose all its pocket-change. I like writing for that matter too.

Music, Movies, and Books

Authors: Tom Robbins, Ken Kesey, Jeniffer Egan, Raymond Carver, Walker Percy, James Morrow, JD Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Luis Alberto Urrea, pretty much all soft-core sci-fi... i may like bookstores and their employees as much as the books themselves.
Movies: Boondock Saints, Empire Records, Heathers, Clueless, anything with Bill Murray, Winona Ryder, or Cher (did i divulge too much?), Harold and Maude, But I'm a Cheerleader, I Heart Huckabees, Airplane, ohhh there's just too many

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Third Eye Blind reunion concert. And you never thought you'd see the day.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you the underrated art of friendship bracelet making (g-d bless the upbringing of a camp counselor). And maybe something else. Let's find out, shall we?

You could teach me something wild and I'm ready for ya. But even more specifically, i'm itching to learn:
- to further my blossoming (but limited) guitar skills
- how to fix basic electronic devices
- outdoorsman skills (i get typecast as an REI kind of woman but i really have no idea what i'm doing in the wild)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Canada, United States

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