Emilee Hanson

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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  • high school math teacher
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - bachelors in bu...
  • From California, United States
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About Me


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My life is filled with live music, beach days, my dog leo, hula hoop dancing, skateboarding, hiking, riding my bike, etc...!


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I pretty much love all people so I am excited to meet new people and learn about them. I am very interested in different cultures.


I had a wonderful time hosting travelers in my apartment in San Luis Obispo. Then I traveled in Asia for six months and did some surfing there. Now I am traveling around Europe and surfing a lot. When I get home and actually have a home again, I look forward to hosting once again.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books - Ahab's Wife, The Mists of Avalon, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pope Joan, Wicked, Paint it Black, On the Road, White Oleander, Sweetness in the Belly, Year of Wonders, Ishmael, The Story of B, The Alchemist, Siddhartha, and The Celestine Prophecy, Make Love, Not War - an unfettered history of the sexual revolution, and anything by Jon Irving such as Widow for a Year and Hotel New Hampshire.

Music - Anything and everything. I especially like drum and bass, folk, bluegrass, dubstep, and electronica.

Movies - The Royal Tenenbaums, Into the Wild, Mean Girls.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I used to keep my horse near the beach in Santa Barbara and gallop bareback down the beach at sunset. No matter how many times I did it, I would still be blown away by how lucky I am.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can definitely teach you how to hula hoop!

Countries I’ve Visited

India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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