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To have a good story.
I'm a grad student in neuroscience at Tufts University. I study how the brain processes language, particularly emotional and social factors in language.
I do social/political activism (on issues of social and economic justice, class, race, gender, sexual orientation, anti-imperialism, environment, et cetera).
I'm a big music fan and go to local shows when I have time.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I live with three roommates who aren't as into CS as me and my landlord (who lives beneath us) doesn't like people staying over too much. So my hosting ability is a bit limited. I'd love to be able to host more and hopefully will be able to in the future depending on living arrangements.
I try to contribute in other ways: financially, showing people around the city, etc. If you're looking for someone to have a drink with, go to a show with, or whatever, send me a message.
Surfed in U.S. and Canadian cities and they've all been great experiences. I've also been active in the local CS community since moving to Boston and have had a great time with fellow Boston CSers and visitors.
Music, Movies, and Books
I like music a lot. I have pretty eclectic tastes. Here are some artists I like: John Coltrane, Whiskeytown, Sonic Youth, Krzysztof Penderecki, The Bad Plus, Dmitri Shostakovich, The Replacements, Radiohead, Ben Folds Five, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, The Clash, The Beatles, Polar Bear, Regina Spektor, Kanye West, Olivier Messiaen, Chris Thile, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alphaville, The Stooges, Outkast, Gillian Welch, Liberation Music Orchestra, Anthony Coleman, Cake, Bach, Merle Travis, Eric Dolphy, Lady Gaga, Doc Watson, DNA, Thelonious Monk, M.I.A., Skip James, Gorillaz, James Hand, Igor Stravinsky, Bill Monroe, The Nels Cline Singers, Uncle Tupelo, Glenn Branca, Evil Bebos, Charles Ives, Buck Owens, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus, Craig Taborn, Tim Eriksen, Jonny Greenwood, Old 97's, Bikini Kill, Albert Ayler, Punch Brothers, Brad Mehldau, Conway Twitty, The Stanley Brothers, NAS, Nirvana, Hank Williams, PIXIES, Celestial Septet.
Books: Hume, Marx, William James, Dewey, Camus, Eggers, Coupland, Douglas Adams, Vonnegut, David Foster Wallace, Rick Moody, et cetera. Currently reading: Toni Morrison - Jazz, Richard Levins and Richard Lewontin - The Dialectical Biologist.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I can fly, jump buildings in a single bound, and shoot lasers from my eyes.
Teach, Learn, Share
I know a few things about psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, leftist politics, and music. Does that help anyone?