Dara Dowlatshahi

Palo Alto, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Persian (Farsi)
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Grad School - Molecular Biologist
  • currently in grad school
  • From Born: Montreal. Home: Bay Area, CA
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About Me


meet new people in new places, indulge in their culture and food, and one day have a GIANT get-together!


email me if u have questions. sometimes i get really busy and forget to check the site but i always check my mail. :)


It's the little things and small victories that make life exciting - celebrate them whenever you can! i think it's important to be able to laugh at yourself and to remember to smile when you walk down the street!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


happy to share advice, meet up and show people around the Bay Area. plan to share my futon/couch to fellow surfers just as soon as i convince my house-mate!


Sharing my interests with new people and learning theirs! To name a few: Hiking/backpacking. Tennis. Movie junkie. Cooking food. Eating food. music of all sorts. Historical trivia.

Music, Movies, and Books

too many movies, but a few: 5th element, The Transporter, and Finding Forrester.

I love all things by Bach, Shostakovitch, & Mendelssohn.

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Crime and Punishment. Cook books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Mt. Shasta, CA - 14,161 ft. then glacading down on my butt!

Teach, Learn, Share

Basic Hiking & Backpacking Tips. Why making rice without a rice-cooker is more enjoyable! My favorite persian dish.

Why the sky is blue. I am always happy to talk science.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, France, Iran, Singapore, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United States

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