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  • Fluent in English; learning Armenian, Spanish, Turkish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Graduate Student, University of Chicago
  • BA, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Current PhD Student
  • From Visalia, CA, USA
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About Me


Explore the world, find its problems, fix them...


Some nights, I stay at home and read until 3 in the morning. Other nights, I drink way too much vodka, don't remember the night, and am brought home by my friends at 3 in the morning.
I am a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Chicago and I understand both myself and the world as it relates to Anthropology. I read often and widely, from philosophy to science fiction. I play trumpet and piano, am a distance runner and poor football (soccer) player (having coached both at the high school level), love the outdoors, and am open to pretty much anything that counts as a life experience.


celebrate difference through an open mind and a firm conviction (without dogmatism) in your own beliefs.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting in Chicago with my wonderful roommates.
Surfing in the summer!


human beings, culture, reading, religion, politics, identity, music, running, football- anything and everything that sets us apart as humans.

  • culture
  • running
  • drinking
  • politics
  • reading
  • music
  • piano
  • trumpet
  • outdoor activities
  • surfing
  • soccer
  • anthropology
  • religion
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

toooo many.
a couple favorites: 'my name is red' by orhan pamuk; 'the satanic verses' by salman rushdie.
films: i have an inexplicable love of spaghetti westerns. and random weird abstract shit like stan brackage.
music: beatles, beatles, beatles. and a whole lot more.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Chile, Georgia, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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