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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Librarian/Cataloger
  • Just one year out of grad school.
  • From Middle Island (Long Island), NY
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me


Grow, learn, and connect with people.


I am all over the place in a lot of ways and I can fit in with lots of different people and in lots of different situations. Sometimes I want to read Marx and wax philosophical and others I sit and try to teach myself programming languages. I'm happy going out and having adventures, or staying home and baking or reading all day. I also like to watch baseball.


I'm an empathetic materialist. In other words, I am driven by compassion for those around me, even strangers; and I am fascinated by the way objects, things, people, and events constantly interact to produce new, changing situations.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm new to this. I've been in Philly a year and I'd like to get to know more people in the city.


I'm new to this.


libraries, socialism, cats, public spaces, being new to Philly, science and nature documentaries, teaching, baseball, laughing, anecdotes

  • cats
  • documentaries
  • baking
  • reading
  • knitting
  • baseball
  • languages
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Chantal Akerman, Jean-Luc Godard, Margarethe von Trotta, Drop Dead Gorgeous;
Music: new wave, motown, fun electronica, Bruce Springsteen, Brazilian funk, etc.;
Books: Louise Erdrich, Silvia Federici, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg;
TV shows: The Kids in the Hall, The State, The Wire

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I traveled alone around Brazil after I finished my undergrad degree. It was terrifying and intense much of the time, but I learned and experienced so much.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach: knitting, crocheting, cataloging and information organization, cat health and nutrition, the ins and outs of libraries and research in almost any subject;
I want to learn more about: computer programming, feminist marxism/socialism, quilting, Spanish, Portuguese

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Mexico

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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