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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Educator/Student
  • Finishing up Masters
  • From Boise, Idaho
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Survive final exams/papers/grading (grad student cliche, I know)

ABOUT ME

I'm a graduate student at Washington State University studying Latin American literature. I'm from Boise, Idaho and have lived on both US coasts and in Monterrey, Mexico. I'm easy-going and open-minded.

PHILOSOPHY

I will never tell my daughter "Sorry, but life's not fair," because I hope I'm engaged in changing that fact of life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Future host, recently-initiated surfer.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A former roommate of mine had several couchsurfers stay at our place. Most of my travel experience has been trainhopping, so in the past I've tended to sleep on trains or under bridges. But that's a bit too risky for me at this age and with a family relying on me!

Interests

I like to read, travel (obviously), and brew beer. But I spend most of my free time with my wife and daughter.

  • culture
  • literature
  • beer
  • traveling
  • homebrewing
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Ironically, as a literature student, I don't get to read much for fun, but a few authors whose books I especially enjoy are Herman Hesse, Roberto Bolaño, and David Foster Wallace. I've recently become very interested in science fiction movies and literature. I like a lot of different types of music but have been getting into Cumbia lately.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen a lot of breathtaking natural views, but my daughter's birth can't really be beat.

Teach, Learn, Share

My favorite hobby is brewing beer, and I'd be willing to show anyone how to do it, though it does require some basic equipment. But I'm also learning to brew traditional, fermented beverages indigenous to the Americas, which are a lot easier.

I'm a gradate student studying Latin American literature and culture, and I teach Spanish. I'm happy to spend time talking about either, or serve as a conversation partner or teacher/tutor in English or Spanish.

I would like to learn Portuguese.

If you are interested in hopping freight trains, I can tell you how it's done.

Countries I’ve Visited

Mexico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, United States

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