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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • MSc student (conservation biology)
  • BSc Zoology & Psychology.
  • From Motueka, New Zealand
  • Profile 80% complete

About Me


Explore Scotland



Born in the UK, but am a kiwi at heart. Caught the travel bug with a year working my way around Europe when I was 18. Fell in love with Spain and everything spanish. Returned to NZ to study zoology and psychology. Goal is to pursue a career in wildlife conservation, which has taken me to Africa and Borneo, and now back to the UK where I have just completed my MSc degree. My most recent travel adventure was cycle touring in Turkey, which was amazing. I'm currently in Norway to write up my dissertation, and then the plan is to move to Scotland to make the most of the UK's mountains while I job hunt. Looking forward to future travels and couchsurfing experiences!


Do the things you love doing.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Traveling is about meeting people that are different and discovering how you are similar.


My one-time couch surfing experience was a reminder of how quickly strangers can become friends. I hope I can offer the same hospitality when I have a couch of my own to provide!


Mountains, music, animals, biking, hiking, conservation, traveling

  • animals
  • wildlife
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • psychology
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Favourite, of the moment:
song - Royals, Lorde
book - Winter of the World, Ken Follett
movie - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Living in the jungle in Borneo rehabilitating a sun bear cub, being eaten alive by mosquitoes and leeches, but waking up each morning to gibbons and falling asleep with fireflies.

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