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  • 42 References 35 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Turkish
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2009
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  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a BS in Hospitalit...
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About Me


Learn more about this fantastic city that I live in.


My wife and I just got back from an 8-month around the world trip, and I'm working on getting settled back into San Francisco. After visiting so many different cities, I have to say, this city is pretty awesome.

I love food, and want to experience as much local food in different locations as possible. Right now, that means wandering the streets of the Mission in search of the best taquerias.

I love conversation, and trying to see the world through another's eyes.


"Now is the time to live your ideal life." - Cousineau

"The people who mind don't matter, and the people who matter don't mind." - Not sure

"I am discovering things that have never been discovered...Hey, who are all these guys?" - Eddie Izzard

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted a little bit, and surfed a ton. Some of the best experiences that we had while traveling were while we were couchsurfing. I also used to work for CS as the chef for the San Francisco and Istanbul collective.


I have had great experiences living in two CS collectives: San Francisco and Istanbul.


travel, obviously. food, sustainable food systems, friends, laughter, new experiences, politics, the environment, espresso and books.

  • books
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • politics
  • traveling
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Cookbooks, I have loads of them. I can read them like a good novel. So many different ideas out there. I also like the popular stuff like Harry Potter, the Dragon Tattoo series and the Hunger Games.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visiting Cambodia was one of the most awesome places I have ever been. The people were amazing, the countryside was beautiful. I stopped taking pictures on the first day because I wasn't doing it justice. Petra was pretty fantastic as well. As was Capadokia in Turkey. But really, there have been amazing moments everywhere.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know how to cook. I can always learn more. I love languages, I'm always interested in learning and practicing them. I'm currently working on Spanish.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Turkey, United States

Old School Badges

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    Pioneer Badge
  • Base camp dcfcfc7182982092ecdb436eaa2e5a3c9df7506b4a0109015c9920f84368fb48
    BaseCamp Collective
  • Istanbul 641d7e6a644f7ac47411d11f9a8960b229e3faa03de0745c95f8c365dc4eba3d
    Istanbul Collective

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