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  • 16 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Russian
  • 39, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Study and Stretch, one at a time, and then the other.
  • Med School - Yoga teacher
  • From manalapan, nj
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About Me


to discover people, stories, places, colors, spices, and eats, to fulfill an empty space


Hello! My name is Rachel, I am 24 years old, and am currently in medical school in northern New Jersey.
I live in Jersey City, NJ - an easy commute to NYC (30 min). Right now I will be studying for a medical licensing examination - so I won't be able to host anyone until further notice. I'd be happy to meet up for a drink/coffee. Send messages if you've got any questions!


In our topsy-turvy lifetimes, paths are bound to cross, and possibly re-cross, things may look familiar while at the same time unfamiliar, and it is these moments, perhaps small and insignificant sometimes, that ground, or bring things back, full circle, and convince me that it'll all make sense one day.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I hosted a Texan - Blake, and I was hosted by Mumbai CSers, Brussels, and Paris.


I met CSers in Mumbai and Kerala - and made memories to last a lifetime.
I also recently hosted someone from Austin, TX =)


My interests range from reading, practicing ballet, neurology, and other branches of medicine, people, particularly helping people, volunteering locally and abroad, painting and photography, and yoga.

  • cats
  • photography
  • ballet dancing
  • coffee
  • yoga
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • medicine
  • volunteering
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Aladdin, Darjeeling Limited, The City of Lost Children
Music - Fiamma Fumana, Alex De Grassi, Regina Spektor, Mirah, Royksopp, Anouar Brahmen, Yann Tiersen, The Gotan Project, John Luther Adams, Philip Glass, Andrew Bird
Books - Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks, Perfume, Everything is Illuminated, Love in the Time of Cholera, A Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, American Gods, Shantaram

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was in Costa Rica, I decided to travel, alone, down an unpaved jungle path. I was in search of a howling monkey. Instead, I found myself a cat, and to this day I still don't know what it was exactly. I did not even attempt to take a picture, but turned around, and walked back calmly to the beach. The locals said it was their local deer, but somehow, it did not look like a deer to me.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you would like to learn yoga, or ballet, or perhaps some really great stretches and breathing exercises, ask away!

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, United States

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