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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 35, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • lawyer
  • undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis, Masters ...
  • From Madison, WI
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About Me


Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection. --Martin Luther King, Jr.


I recently finish law school. My wife is a law/policy student. We're both originally from Wisconsin but met in St. Louis as undergraduates, then lived in Washington, DC for 3 years before coming back to graduate school. I've worked as a teacher and in education policy, she worked on Capitol Hill.


Ten-word answers can kill you in political campaigns. They're the tip of the sword. Here's my question: What are the next ten words of your answer? Your taxes are too high? So are mine. Give me the next ten words. How are we going to do it? Give me ten after that, I'll drop out of the race right now. Every once in a while... every once in a while, there's a day with an absolute right and an absolute wrong, but those days almost always include body counts. Other than that, there aren't very many unnuanced moments in leading a country that's way too big for ten words.

(The West Wing, Season 4)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As a law student studying abroad in Florence in the fall of 2010 semester I joined CS. My wife joined me for 2.5 week trip in Italy/France and we met some great people and saw some interesting sites before returning to the US.


Just getting started


Politics, sports (basketball, football, ultimate frisbee, tennis), travel (obviously), cooking.

  • education
  • cooking
  • politics
  • traveling
  • sports
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • teaching
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

The Daily Show, Colbert, 30 rock.

Reggeton, hip hop, pop music.

History, current fiction books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm seen the grand canyon, climbed Masaddah in Israel, backpacked in Central America, been to the top of the Alps in Switzerland...but being happily married tops them all. And Wisconsin frozen custard.

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica

Countries I’ve Lived In

Chile, Italy, Spain, United States

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