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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Cheesemonger
  • Journalism B.A.
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About Me

I'm Hillary.
Currently, I work as a cheesemonger in Boston. I curate a selection of cheeses at a small store very close to the beach. I'm planning a trip to London with my best friend Anna. I've never been but she studied abroad there a semester. Our tickets are booked for May 1-7, so if you can accommodate any of those dates please let me know!

a little more about me: I graduated SUNY Purchase in May '12. I founded a student-initiative called the Art Co-op on campus. It's a group that aims to recycle materials and be a general space for discourse among people learning new things and it's always great for bartering art supplies! I did my senior project at Purchase on the modern women's roller derby revival. It's a photojournalism project and was great experience, since it's a super interesting sport with lots of empowered women. I also play in a band called baked goods and I sing and play guitar and write songs. its sort of rock and roll.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I was involved in the Occupy movement. I keep myself informed about current events. At Purchase, I attended meetings/lectures on philosophy, feminist issues, social change, environmentalism, gardening, and student government.


feminism, reading, writing, photography, food, vegetarianism, foraging, dumpster diving, recycling, composting, gardening, knitting, crafting, fixing things up, DIY, playing guitar, cassette recordings, velvet, horse pendants, collecting sticks and leaves, beautiful things, environmental art, 35mm, christmas lights shaped like atypical objects, dogs, collecting maps, trying to solve the rubiks cube, documentaries about social change, the collective consciousness, yoga, whales, stickers, empty glass jars, collage, trees, cats, flowers, mangoes, knitting

  • cats
  • dogs
  • arts
  • writing
  • singing
  • fashion
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • diy
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • cooking
  • cheese
  • yoga
  • gardening
  • flowers
  • reading
  • dumpster diving
  • knitting
  • guitar
  • scuba diving
  • sports
  • cartography
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: 90s comedies, animated movies, based on the book, movies with good soundtracks, documentaries about culture, environment, and social change, nature movies

music: The Velvet Underground, Hop Along, Twin Sister, New Order, Wilco, Small Black, sherlocks daughter, Future Islands, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Nirvana, Hunx And His Punx, Slingshot Dakota, My Bloody Valentine, LVL UP, Pixies, Jason Anderson, Sam Cooke, Zola Jesus, Xray Eyeballs, WU LYF, Battle Ave., The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Colleen Green, Bad Banana, Skeletonbreath, Beauty Feast, Dananananaykroyd

books: vegan/vegetarian cookbooks, books about neuroscience, books about astrology and metaphysical matters, crafty project books, fiction and nonfiction, short stories, women writers, journalistic endeavors, science fiction and fantasy novels for young adults

authors: Joan Didion, Hunter S Thompson, Jo Ann Beard, MT Anderson, Scott Westerfeld, Eve Babitz, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safron Foer, Dave Eggers

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Playing in a bikini kill and pixies cover band in the same night.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have experience working in co-ops (I was an intern at the SUNY Purchase Food Co-op and started an Art Co-op here), I can read tarot cards and interpret horoscopes, I have a knack for collecting and finding interesting and old things (learned from my dad, an antiquer), I can play guitar, cook food (can make a mean curry), shoot and develop black & white 35mm and 4x5 in pinhole cameras, i also love fashion and style and have been a personal stylist for many of my friends for years ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

cheese knowledge. food love.

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