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  • 9 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Tonga (Tonga Islands)
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • International Development Fellow
  • MA International Political Economy and Development
  • From Atkinson, IL; USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Avoid boredom


I'm currently working in Catholic Relief Services in a conflict zone in East Africa so I can't host! Always looking for new dancing buddies or great culinary experiences (one of my goals right now is improving my culinary skills). My relationship with most of my friends involves them making fun of me so I guess I'm comfortable being laughed at!


When living outside ones own country I suppose the "Do no harm" philosophy is a good one though harder than one might think to always be sure to achieve... Otherwise, I think possibly: "Dancing solves all!"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Currently I'm not living in a country that typically receives tourists/visitors so I guess I can only be social or a guest!


I've met up with a number of couch surfers in Tonga, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and have had great experiences! I was able to host a few times in Tonga and was hosted in Sierra Leone by a friend. My main use if this site however is to introduce people to the place I'm living and to seek info and contacts on locations where I travel. Meeting up for dinner, coffee or drinks is of course always a treat as well!


  • dancing
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • swimming

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with whales in Tonga.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I've been on every continent (expect Antarctica) and have lived and worked in some very interesting places from kingdoms to conflict zones so I'm sure I can offer interesting stories or travel advice.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Morocco, Philippines, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Tonga, United States

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