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  • Doctoral Student
  • I have a BA and MA in Sociology, working on a PhD in Mark...
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About Me


Livin' and learnin'


White bread looking to enjoy my time scurrying around this rock.


"As essentially disposed, Dasein has in each case already stumbled into determinate possibilities; as the ability-to-be that it is, it has already let such [possibilities] pass by; it constantly relinquishes possibilities of its being, takes hold of them, and errs. That means, however: Dasein is being-possible that is delivered over to itself, through and through thrown possibility."
-Heidegger, Being and Time p. 144

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Local groups, open to hosting, looking to surf.


I've partied with the local CS group a few times-- always a good time. I'm looking forward to hosting and surfing.

visited 26 states (52%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Free ipad travel guide


Reading, arguing, fancy booze, good stories (even if they're embellished), music, camping/hiking/backpacking/screwing around in the woods in general.

  • recipes
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cultural studies
  • teaching
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

I used to be able to watch movies over and over. Now, not so much. I'm open to watching anything, though I'm not much on horror, with the exception of the Halloween movies and a few others that are more comedy than horror.

Dylan, the Stones, ZZ Top, Porcupine Tree, the Black Keys, the Decemberists, Rachmaninov, the Mars Volta, all sorts.

Vonnegut, anything Continental philosophy, Catch-22, anything good for an escape.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One thing? How about swimming with butanding-- the Tagalag word for whale shark-- in Donsol, Philippines?

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a researcher and teacher by trade, so if you're interested in cultural studies-- particularly in a consumption or marketing context-- I can talk your ear off!

I love learning practical things. Much of my knowledge feels abstract and conceptual. Good recipes are always welcome, too!

Countries I’ve Visited

Italy, Mexico, Philippines

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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