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Meet Claudia


A senior at Tufts University, studies architecture and math in class and history and beer outside of it. In addition to showing visitors to Boston a great time, she enjoys hiking, crocheting, and drumming on trash with “Bangin Everything at Tufts” (Tufts’ premier (and only) street percussion group)!

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A graduate of Northeastern University, Arielle loves Boston and all things New England. She majored in Theatre and Communications which means she likes talking to people – a lot! In addition to theatre, Arielle’s hobbies include skiing, hiking, boxing, and dancing. Arielle is known amongst her friends to always know the best local spots for dinner, drinks, and shopping, so be sure to ask her for recommendations.

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Gabi is currently finishing her degree in Linguistics from Northeastern University. Her absolute favorite part about living in Boston is saying hello to dogs wherever she goes! She’s worked with historical documents at a state archives and currently is a brewer for Harpoon Brewery. Gabi loves cider above all. Her current favorites are Stormalong’s Legendary Dry and City Roots Pumpkin Cider. Cheers!

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Paxton Crystal has been leading crawls for Boston Crawling since 2018, so he certainly knows his way around some wild history and good beer! Though he grew up outside of Portland OR, he has called the East Coast his home since moving out here in 2013. He is a regular guide for the Independence Crawl, the Fenway Crawl, and even served as the lead guide for New York Crawling during their grand opening in 2019! His interests include being a grad student at Emerson, Animal Crossing, and taking angsty pictures of his cat Coco. His favorite beer is the Harpoon Flannel Friday, since it tastes great and he loves wearing flannel shirts. Cheers!

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Catherine lives in Boston, where she is pursuing degrees in Theatre and History at Northeastern University. She loves talking about history, theater, books, and Boston. When not doing homework or in rehearsals, Catherine can be found relaxing at the beach with a good book. She’s looking forward to trying new beers and drinks, so let her know if you have a recommendation!

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Deirdre was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but moved to Massachusetts in 2015 and has lived there ever since except for that one year she spent exploring Dunblin, Ireleand.  She majored in history at the College of the Holy Cross and more importantly, was named a “pub rat” for her graduating class.

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A born and bred New Englander, Hallie spent four years in Pennsylvania at Gettysburg College, where she majored in Anthropology. She currently resides in Somerville, and, when not leading crawls, she can be found reading sci-fi, singing in a choir, trying new bars and restaurants, and trying not to swear in front of her toddler-aged niece and nephew

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A Massachusetts native, Julia has always loved the Boston’s rich history, and of course the breweries! She graduated from Boston Conservatory in 2019 with a degree in voice performance, and has been acting and singing all over ever since. When she’s not performing or leading Independence Pub Crawls, she’s looking for dogs or cats to pet, reading, listening to her collection of 174 vinyl records, doing puzzles or watching horror movies. She loves meeting crawlers from all over the world and can’t wait to meet you!

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Aislinn grew up in South Florida, but fell in love with Boston when she moved up here for college. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in theater, and has been acting on Boston stages ever since. When not leading crawls, she spends her free time dancing, snuggling her cats, reading fantasy books, and enjoying a good cider. Cheers!



A native of Massachusetts, Chris loves Boston’s rich history and its great pubs and taverns. As a history teacher and bartender, Boston Crawling tours sits at the nexus of his two skill sets. When not giving tours, Chris enjoys hanging out with his two children and playing ice hockey.

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A recent grad with a BA in Philosophy and Linguistics, now on to a MA in History, Julia has lived all over the States and all over Europe! Through no active effort of her own, over the years she has found herself in various regions (Brittany, Belgium, England, and now Boston!) with their own unique and strong beer culture, which has led to an appreciation for the craft, history, and tradition of this universal beverage. She’s deeply curious about other cultures, and can’t wait to get to know you and introduce you to the wonderful pubs and history here in Boston!