Daen de Leon

Garberville, California, United States

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  • Fluent in Danish, English; learning French
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Software Engineer
  • MSc (Open University, UK)
  • From Colchester, Essex, England
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About Me


To come up with a fool-proof way to plug in a USB cable correctly the first time


Ex-pat Englishman with dual UK/US citizenship. Have lived and worked in Wivenhoe in the county of Essex, in England; London; Berlin; Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris; Mechelen, Belgium; and now reside and work in San Francisco.


Live and let live.
Also, world domination.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Especially interested in hosting Brits and Danes, but anyone from anywhere is more than welcome, of course!


None official so far! But I have slept, with gratitude, on friends' sofas in Copenhagen and San Francisco.


Socializing (both at home and down the pub)
Travel (in California these days, mainly)

Music, Movies, and Books

Classical music (Bach, Beethoven, Faure, Verdi, some Mozart)
Industrial/goth/electronic music
Science fiction
Danish cinema

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A humpback whale breached not 30 feet from the whale watching tour I was on in Maui a couple of years ago.
The world below, every time I get on a plane (and whoever says flying is boring is already dead inside, although I agree the process of getting to the plane sucks).
I made glow-in-the-dark E.coli bacteria a couple of months ago.
My nephews are amazing. And my sister. And most people, come to that.

Teach, Learn, Share

Simple juggling.
Willing to teach basic Danish if anyone is remotely interested in learning.
Molecular biology.
Basic organic chemistry.
Software development skills for life scientists.
Guide to FDA regulatory requirements and the future of clinical trial design ...

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Italy, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

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