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  • 25 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Indonesian, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Nomad
  • Northeastern University
  • From Boston, MA, USA
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About Me

I revel in random interactions with strangers or new people. I also enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, biking, slacklining, skiing, etc.), laughter meditation, bad jokes & puns, good food, live music, tea, travel, {salsa} dancing and photography. I have worked as a camp counselor, a barista, a pedicab driver, a juice maker, a nonprofitier, and more.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I thrive on interactions with strangers and this movement facilitates that oh so wonderfully :) Let's make the world feel a little smaller.

In 2016, I am traveling throughout South America. I started in Colombia, stayed in Peru for awhile, am currently in Argentina, and will finish my 6 month journey in Chile. My intention is to spend a lot of time learning about agriculture and working on farms. As much as posible, I want to do work-exchanges (where I exchange my time, effort, and skills for housing and food).


Human beings, this magnificent planet, and what's beyond!

  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • agriculture
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Sigur Ros, Hiatus Kaiyote, Tall Heights, Andrew Bird, James Vincent McMorrow, Lord Huron, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Shins, Ben Howard, Tom Misch, Ray LaMontagne, Emily King, State Radio, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Pink Floyd, D'Angelo, Missy Elliot, Erykah Badu, India.arie, Beyonce, Moonchild, Cody Chesnutt, Snarky Puppy, Buena Vista Social Club, Gipsy Kings.
Generally, soul, jazz, alternative, folk, world, rock, r&b, funk

Movies: Star Wars, Samsara, Lion King! Various documentaries

Books: The Ascent of Humanity, The Last Lecture, Jitterbug Perfume

Alan Watts, Tom Robbins, Jack Kerouac, Charles Eisenstein, Hafiz, Maya Angelou

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Hiked to the top of Angel's Landing in Zion National Park.
- Hiked to the top of Mt. Masada and reached the top in time to watch the sun rise over the dead sea.
- Swam (...floated) in the Dead Sea
- Hiked to Laguna 69 in Huasacaran National Park in Peru, elevation 14,928 ft
- Hiked the 5-day Salkantay Trek
- Hung out with some condors in Peru (and one flew right over my head!)
- Danced wild and sweaty salsa in Colombia

Teach, Learn, Share

I am carrying my DSLR camera with me on this trip and can offer high-quality photos to those in need.

What I Can Share with Hosts

English practice, reiki healing, harmonies, cooking help, bad jokes, a crafting buddy, a listening ear, handstand lessons, a bit of herbal medicine & herbal knowledge (I'm still learning too!), a massage (if you're lucky!)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Peru, United States

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