I am passionate about making the world a better place. I work for an organization that fosters collaboration and innovation for sustainability. Being a mother is a major source of joy in my life. I also enjoy travel, reading, hiking, cycling, dancing, singing, gardening and cooking. I wish I had more time for chamber music, specifically recorder.
My colleagues and friends are from all continents. I love meeting new people and providing a warm, hospitable welcome. My style of hosting is casual and I expect my guests to be self-reliant. As a Bay Area native, I am glad to provide advice about hiking, site seeing and exploring the Palo Alto/Mountain View area, Berkeley and the East Bay, San Francisco and San Jose. If you have access to a car, you can reach mountains, beach, wine country or even Yosemite.
You can borrow a bicycle, helmet and lock and enjoy a trip to the Baylands to see migrating birds. Or to ride over the high tech neighborhood where a famous search engine company and a financial software company are located. You can even bike to the movies or to a small lake where you can rent a paddle boat or sail boat or learn to windsurf.
Current internet service levels: 13 ms latency to server; 2473 kb/s download, 414 kb/s upload speed. Works fine for Skype, viewing movies on line and file sharing.