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  • 8 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Turkish
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Freelance writer/musician
  • BA in Music Performance
  • From Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
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About Me


Heading to Shaky Knees music festival in Atlanta, GA for the first time!


Artsy, friendly, upbeat, equally introverted and extroverted (ambivert?!), adventurous. Majored in Music Performance and English but now work as a freelance writer as well as a grant writer and development associate for nonprofits.

I also wrote this once, in my golden youth:


"Down the hall came the wife. She was glorious, burning. She didn't know yet that her husband was dead. We knew. That's what gave her such power over us. The doctor took her into a room with a desk at the end of the hall, and from under the closed door a slab of brilliance radiated as if, by some stupendous process, diamonds were being incinerated in there. What a pair of lungs! She shrieked as I imagined an eagle would shriek. It felt wonderful to be alive to hear it! I've gone looking for that feeling everywhere." - Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love meeting new people, and as soon as I have my own place in New York I would love to host them as well.


Have stayed with several wonderful hosts in Germany, and am looking forward to meeting many more in the future!


I like to try out dive bars and cocktail establishments with equal abandon. Play basketball, write, voraciously read, and explore whatever city I happen to find myself in.

  • writing
  • books
  • performing arts
  • festivals
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • cocktails
  • boating
  • music
  • jazz
  • piano
  • basketball
  • freelancing
  • medicine

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Igby Goes Down, Punch-Drunk Love, Newsies, Hocus Pocus, Some Like It Hot, The Truman Show
Music - freak folk, classical, folk folk, flossical
Books - Jesus' Son, by Denis Johnson; Fortress of Solitude, by Jonathan Lethem; Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Started writing to a maximum security prisoner and now am attempting to put together a book of our correspondence (he's an amazing artist!).

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach the flute or piano; provide grant writing or searching assistance; cook a mean eggplant lasagna with béchamel sauce.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A delicious bottle of wine. Or beer. Or soda pop. Whatever floats your boat, really.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Colombia, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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