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  • Fluent in English; learning Sign Language - American
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Graduate Student
  • University of Oregon
  • From Conneaut Lake, PA, USA
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About Me

Northwestern Pennsylvania is home, but I've also lived in Iowa, Florida, Virginia, North Dakota, West Virginia, New Mexico, and now, Oregon.

Attended the University of Virginia, majored in Anthropology and English. Served with AmeriCorps for a handful of years.

Currently enrolled in the Master of Community & Regional Planning program at the University of Oregon, focusing on community development (to take over the world, obvs).

I'm also a single mom to a teenage pot plant.

I'm basically the accumulation of all of those that I've loved, all of the wondrous locations I've ventured to, and all of the conversations that have wrecked my perspective. I take pleasure in simplicity, enjoy making a fool out of myself, and try to find the beauty in everyone.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Started off by surfing overseas, then hosted out of my dorm room during undergrad. Fell in love with the concept, and I love to get together with Couchsurfers as much as possible. Some of the most wonderful of friends have been made from this beautiful community.

I'm drawn to this community for the cultural immersion that stems from stepping into a stranger's home. The benefits should even out among the two; with each grasping a hold of a newer truth that sticks with them past when they eventually depart from one another.


Laughing (at everything)

  • coffee
  • traveling
  • anthropology
  • teaching
  • volunteering
  • cultural immersion

Music, Movies, and Books

Films: Buffalo 66. Synecdoche, New York. The Motorcycle Diaries. Stardust. The Crazy Sitter.

Music: Olafur Arnalds. Alt-J. Ellie Goulding. From Monument To Masses. Gotye. This Will Destroy You. Bush. Tove Lo. The Appleseed Cast. Sir was. Counting Crows. La Dispute. Broken Social Scene. Lana del Rey. Danny Brown. Rosetta. Lizzo.

Novels: Ceremony. Middlesex. Stones From The River. Lolita. Siddhartha. Ulysses. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ventured through the West Fjords in Iceland.

Teach, Learn, Share

I serve as a travel educator for Hostelling International, and host workshops on 'Women Traveling Solo' and 'USA Travel on a Budget.'

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Iceland, India, Italy, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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