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  • 17 Referenzs 8 Bestätigt & positiv
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Korean, Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Female
  • Mitglied seit 2007
  • Educator
  • Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Aus Aptos, CA, USA
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Über mich


I am exploring Sicily right now!
I was traveling with my sister in Hong Kong this past January, then to Myanmar for another week. Then I went to Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India. Currently traveling in Italy and preparing to head to South East Asia. It's been about five years so the rest of my profile needs an update. I have been teaching marine science and conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium until January then started teaching yoga in Santa Cruz, California. I am excited to be traveling again!


I have been travelling a lot in the past and lived in Barcelona, Dublin and San Francisco. The more I travel, the more I realize how much I love to learn about people from every corner of the world, their culture, but also their personalities. I am hoping to continue my travels throughout South East Asia while I am living there to teach. I would like to visit South America in the future. I am a teacher by profession, but I am a student at heart. I like to dream big and I'm an optimist.


I believe that each of us carries around a core set of understandings and philosophies about life as well as a history rich in individuality. This core set is ever-changing and grows with each interaction where we allow ourselves to open up to another person. I love learning and this is my absolute favorite part of meeting new people because I really believe we reshape eachother for the better. I find the expressions 'to walk in someone else's shoes' or 'see the world through someone else's eyes' best fit how I hope to explore the world.

Warum ich bei Couchsurfing bin


CS has been an integral part of my life in Ireland and Barcelona where I lived and met a great group of people. I hope to be out exploring every chance possible and meeting new people each place I go. I really enjoyed all of my Euro CS experiences and I hope to become more involved as I continue my travels.


I had the most stellar CS experience in Italy, I stayed with 4 CSers in different parts of the North and they all were utterly amazing. This trip renewed my faith in people and relit my passion for CS. It was probably the best trip I have taken to date, mostly because it was so authentic thanks to CS and my kind, generous and interesting hosts!
I was also lucky to live in Dublin where CS life is active and rich with diversity. I recommend you go visit and check it out for yourself!
Back stateside, I had an amazing experience road tripping from Seattle, WA to Albuquerque, NM with a fellow CSer that I had previously hosted in California.


I love water and water sports; I played water polo for 7 years and was on a swim team for 15 years. I love surfing, scuba, snorkeling, anything in the ocean or pool I am game for.
In general I love being outdoors. I really like hiking and am a novice rock climber.
I am also a book worm. I love to read all sorts of novels and books, from classic to less than literature :D
I am very outgoing, I love conversations with interesting strangers. I like to hear about the experiences of others.

  • culture
  • books
  • literature
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • sports
  • water polo
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • history
  • psychology
  • science
  • social science
  • sociology

Musik, Filme und Bücher

Well I am a book nerd- by that I mean I read anything and everything that captures my attention. This tends to be things that make me laugh or think about life in a new way.
I am similar in movies as with books, I like comedies, but not stupid comedy, it takes a little bit more to capture my attention and hold it.
I love all types of music; recently I have been flipping back and forth from old school rap and jazz. I am open to all sorts of music and tend to go through fazes.

Eine tolle Erfahrung, die ich gemacht habe

Meeting a stranger who has become a lifelong friend and taking a roadtrip to a place I never thought I would go because of CS. I am referring to my friend Brea, a CSer, who has shown me new ways to see and love life. I learned to take a chance and trust in good people. Who knew that New Mexico would be so inspiring?

Lehren, lernen, teilen

I love to teach yoga, ocean science, and English! I would like advice on places where you think I absolutely must visit and any advice for a fellow couch surfer. I study sociology, psychology and how to make people, families and communities better. I hope to use this in the future with my work, but I am willing to share with anyone interested.

Was ich mit Gastgebern teilen kann

I am a professional entertainer and real mermaid. I love to share stories and learn about people. I am your gal for game night or dance party. I'm crafty and love to make art. I'm a decent cook too, I specialize in vegan but I know plently of carniverous delights as well. I like to think that you should leave people and places better than you found them whenever possible. I am a certified yoga instructor and TESOL/TEFL teacher. I can help with your English homework or lead a yoga session. :)

Länder, die ich besucht habe

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Länder, in denen ich gelebt habe

India, Ireland, Italy, Spain, United States

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