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Overview

  • 5 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Currently doing my M.A. at Goldsmiths, University of Lond...
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  • From New York, NY/ Palos Verdes, CA
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About Me

Hello! Friendly American (from New York) currently living in London for grad school (my research focus is on creative cities).

I've lived all over the U.S. (Austin, TX, New York, DC, Boston, LA, San Francisco...) and am so happy to have a year in Europe to explore, learn, and meet awesome new friends.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

So far I've only gotten to surf since I haven't had suitable accommodation to host. I couchsurfed with a few different people while I was in Europe in 2010, many of whom I still keep in touch with. I can honestly say that the people I've met through CS are some of the most hospitable, engaged, trustworthy, and lovely human beings I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I love couchsurfing! This project seriously reaffirms your faith in all that is good in the world.

Interests

Reading beat literature (Ginsberg, Kerouac), traveling, exploring new places and meeting new people, laying in parks, international development, African studies, hanging out in coffeeshops and bookstores, farmers and flea markets, Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, psychology, Eastern philosophy, domestic and international social issues, the sustainable agriculture/food movement, playing in nature, drinking good micro-brews...

  • literature
  • dining
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • agriculture
  • psychology
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

Books- Beat Literature (Kerouac, Ginsberg), In the Shadow of the Sun, A Fraction of the Whole, Shantaram, Into the Wild, anything by Michael Pollan; Magazines- The Economist, GOOD

Music- Honestly too much to mention here. In short: David Bowie, The Zombies, Bob Dylan, Pavement, Beck, Aimee Mann, Belle and Sebastian, Cat Stevens, George Harrison, Wilco, Neil Young, Bossa Nova, Girl Talk, anything from the 60s and the 80s, Motown

Movies- anything by Wes Anderson (Royal Tenenbaums, Darjeeling Limited) and PT Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights), Good Will Hunting, Keeping the Faith, the Squid and the Whale, Greenberg, Wet Hot American Summer

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveling through Southern Africa was one of the biggest highlights of my life. Living in Berlin and living with three amazing German guys was pretty wonderful as well. Various road trips throughout America.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Hugs, beer, stories :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mozambique, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Virgin Islands, British, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States

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