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  • 8 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Ancient Greek, French, German, Russian, Spanish
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Student of history and languages, English teacher, barber...
  • B.A. in Religion from Reed College. Also lots of reading,...
  • From Juneau, Alaska, United States
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About Me


To relish the feeling of discontinuity that comes with being in a new place.


I recently moved to Eugene after living in St. Petersburg and Berlin. I'm learning German and biking around. I just applied to grad school for intellectual history, but if that doesn't work out I might move to a Greek island to harvest olives and figs.


To create positive change in the world while living thoughtfully and joyfully.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Traveling, hosting, meeting people, making new friends. I'm excited about exploring couchsurfing as a community-oriented and non-consumerist way of travel.


Mostly informally hosting -- my last house had a bed in the living room and five couches for just this purpose.


Learning to cook new food, traveling, thinking about traveling, building community, trying to learn other languages, tea, talking to people, walking, beer, politics, ballet, alternative ways of living, history, forests, french poetry, awe.

  • poetry
  • ballet dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • working out
  • walking
  • politics
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • cycling
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Fiction: The Baroque Cycle, by Neal Stephenson; Of Love and other Demons, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen; The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco; Skinny Legs and All, by Tom Robbins; Petersburg, by Andrei Bely. Nonfiction coming soon.
Movies: The Princess Bride, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Amelie, Brazil, Labyrith, Party Girl, 300.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Emperor penguins finding their way in an Antarctic blizzard.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to give a good haircut, bake a pie, or master English grammar. I know some things about Russian sophiology, and neoplatonism, if this interests you. I'd love to learn about things you find interesting.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Belize, Canada, China, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Guatemala, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Antarctica, Germany, Russian Federation, United States

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