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  • 35 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Italian, Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Full-time student with two part-time jobs
  • Currently in uni studying International Relations
  • From United States
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About Me


shake the dust


I can't stay in one place for too long (four years is the record). I can be shy and quiet. I can be loud and crazy. I smile a lot. I sing (badly) all the time. I love to read. I love to meet new people (and I hate to leave them). I don't think before I speak. I'm sarcastic. I don't eat anything that once had a face (vegetarian). I'm obsessive compulsive about studying. I have the tendency to get lost. I worry about how others feel. I want to save the world. I joke a lot. I am a horrible dancer (but I do it anyways). I am a night owl. I have a lot of dreams and no solid plans.


"Open your heart to the world."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


CS has been really great for me! I first came to join in Italy where I kept up with monthly meetings in Genova before I began to surf. I surfed a bit in Italy and I've made a few trips in the United States, but hosting has really been the best part about couchsurfing so far. It's really great to meet new people in my home and have the ability to show them my town.


New cities, kayaking, language barriers, road trips, cooking, good friends, new friends, drinks, sleeping, hiking, dogs, music, concerts, street fairs, farmers markets, flea markets, junk shops, funky bars, beer gardens, card games, writing, reading, picnics, swimming, summer, late summer nights, winter sunrises, the beach, long plane rides, gardening, iced tea, journals, good grades, cobblestone streets, open minds and open hearts.

  • dogs
  • aquaria
  • writing
  • singing
  • concerts
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • beer
  • vegetarian
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • languages
  • law
  • road trips
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

(in no particular order)

Life is Beautiful
Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas
Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Inglorious Basterds
Doctor Who
Easy A
It's a Wonderful Life
Pan's Labyrinth

The Time Traveler's Wife
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Giver
The Kite Runner
White Oleander
The Sex Lives of Cannibals
The Life of Pi
Everything is Illuminated
Harry Potter (of course)

Andrew Bird
Death Cab for Cutie
Smashing Pumpkins
Modest Mouse
Jack Johnson
Band of Horses
The Verve
Brand New
Iron & Wine
Jimmy Eat World
Bright Eyes
Coconut Records
The Black Keys
Jason Mraz
The Avett Brothers

And Anis Mojgani, who is both a musician and a poet.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Waking up on an Italian beach at sunrise to realize that I was poor, hungover, breaking the law, and loving life more than I could have possibly imagined.

There was also this incredible experience where I got to ride on the back of a motorcycle through the streets of Napoli as we went to a local bar for the world's best pizza and a cold beer. Nothing can compare to brushing past a city bus and swerving around cursing pedestrians as we raced through the narrow alleyways decorated with banners of drying laundry and market stalls selling everything imaginable. Being able to travel through the raw chaos of Naples without any filters was unbelievable.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to make a tasty risotto or veggie empanadas, how to say a few key cuss words in Italian, how to say "pineapple" in about 20 different languages, how to count to 4 in Turkish, how to set up an aquarium, and how to play a couple card games. I'm not too shabby at teaching English, either.

Countries I’ve Visited

Croatia, Italy, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United States

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