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  • 9 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning German, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Urban Planner
  • New York University
  • From New York City, NY, USA
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About Me

(he/him) I'm from New York, and spent a lot of the past year living in San Francisco. Happy to be back home now, and excited to show people around the city that I love!

I'm an urban planner and I also do a lot of translation work with the Russian-speaking queer community in NYC. I also do a lot of musical side projects: I sing in a choir, accompany my friends on piano at comedy shows, and sometimes record tracks for them too!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Just always looking to have new experiences, and get to know cool people everywhere I am lucky enough to go


  • singing
  • architecture
  • alternative music
  • piano
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • kayaking
  • linguistics
  • urban planning
  • translation
  • urbanism
  • queer community

Music, Movies, and Books

Some writers that I love: Zadie Smith, Geraldine Brooks, Diane Ackerman, Masha Gessen, Pajtim Statovci, Yaa Gyasi, etc!

Some musicians that I love: Lianne La Havas, Solange, Duda Beat, Jazmine Sullivan, Yelle, Tinashe, Kimbra, Manizha, Sevdaliza, Låpsley, Lous and the Yakuza, Elsa Soares, Cherrie, Zventa Sventana, Janet Jackson, Mahmundi, The Zolas, so many more!

Some TV shows I love: Stath Lets Flats, Fleabag, Heartstopper, Veneno, I May Destroy You, Sister Sister, just started Elite!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I got to work at the World’s Fair in Astana, Kazakhstan for four months in 2017, and I met new friends from all over the world there. I also got to see Akon live, hike all over the country, and almost got arrested with some friends in the Tian Shan Mountains (close to Almaty) for getting too close to a reservoir!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about the history of New York or San Francisco! And if we have some extra time we can make latkes (if you’re willing to put in the work!!)

What I Can Share with Hosts

language knowledge, we could try to make some music!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Moldova, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Kazakhstan, Moldova, United States

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