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  • 9 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Corporate Trainer
  • BA in Art and Journalism from the University of Iowa
  • From Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America
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About Me


"Roam if you want to. Roam around the world." B-52s


During college I worked a variety of jobs (including a barrista at 2 different coffee shops and a bartender at a hole-in-the-wall bar in my hometown). I graduated in the Spring of 2009 from the University of Iowa. I taught English in Southern China for two years post-college. I now live and work in Columbus, Ohio.


You can't leave footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt...and you don't want to leave butt prints in the sands of time.

Whatever you do, do it with a smile on your face.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I would be happy to grab a coffee and chat or get dinner one evening. My living situation is not really conducive to hosting guests, unfortunately


While I lived abroad in China, I hosted over a dozen travelers and got the opportunity to travel to Beijing and crash on a couch.


I like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain...however I am into yoga, so I guess the entire song doesn't ring true for me. I love photography, cooking new foods, big sunglasses, trying new things, traveling/exploring, caffeine - I appreciate good coffee, American TV serieses..the list is endless.

  • photography
  • concerts
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • yoga
  • tv
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES: Comedies starring ex/current-SNL actors, Horrors, movies with singing celebrities. I like a wide variety of genres.
MUSIC: Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Owl City, Gary Go, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Jay Chou...If I can sing along to it, then I will probably like it.
BOOKS: Historical fiction is my favorite book genre - The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, People of the get the idea.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I sang in the largest concert hall in Caracas, Venezuela.

I sang in concert with Celine Dion when I was 12.

Teach, Learn, Share

Keep your eyes open and your feet moving. Don't miss a minute of life.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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