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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 48, Female
  • Member since 2005
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  • Juris Doctor
  • From Silver Spring, MD
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About Me


live peacefully, learn ceaselessly


A non-profit lawyer who represents victims of domestic violence against their abusers in court. I really miss being on the road and will love to hear your travel stories.


I just try to enjoy my life and work to make the world a better place so others can enjoy theirs more easily.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I did a 26 country, 12 month trip around the world in 2005-2006. I couchsurfed a few times and really enjoyed meeting people from other cultures and appreciated being welcomed into their lives and homes for a short period.


All fantastic so far! My first, Orla in Seattle, was amazing Kind, sweet, and a great cook. :-) Julian, in Shanghai, was another highlight. Lovely, comfy flat and great city advice from a sophisticated, fun, smart fella.


Travel, Music, Theatre, Photography, Adventure, Social Justice

  • photography
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • law
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Fight Club, Reservoir Dogs, Matrix I, Shawshank Redemption, 84 Charing Cross Road.

Books: any Chuck Palahniuk, Neal Gaiman

Music: Billy Bragg, Pixies, Ramones, Clash, Bad Religion, Smiths, Generation X, System of a Down - old school punk and modern alternative mostly, but I also have a soft spot for Doors, Beatles, Phil Ochs, 60s/70s, nostalgic 80s and rebel music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The most amazing things I've seen are everyday interactions ordinary people have with each other. Watching a family enjoy a meal together or play with their child... there are millions of little moments that rival all the mountains climbed and sunsets seen.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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