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  • 31 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Research and non-profit work
  • Sociocultural anthropology; Public Health
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm originally from the San Diego/Tijuana region. I've been using couchsurfing for some years now and have had really pleasant experiences meeting new people from all over. I'm queer, open-minded, and respectful of others. I work doing research and love my work.

I moved to Pittsburgh recently for graduate school. Unfortunately can't host people at the moment, but I'm definitely open to meeting people living here or visiting.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Every time I have traveled I've been fortunate to run into kind people that are willing to help, guide, or assist in any way they can. I believe couchsurfing gives me the opportunity to do the same with those visiting the city where I live.


-LGBTQ issues, human rights, Tijuana/San Diego, public health anthropology.
-Food, hiking, craft beer, vegetarian food (but I'm not vegetarian)
-Science fiction (specially soft SciFi)

  • coloring
  • human rights
  • dining
  • recipes
  • beer
  • vegetarian
  • running
  • hiking
  • anthropology
  • science
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Some authors I like: Ursula K. Leguin, Judith Butler, Eduardo Galeano, Octavia Butler, Frantz Fanon, Pierre Bourdieu, Philip K. Dick, Audre Lorde, Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

Some music: Frank Rosolino, J.J. Johnson, Raul de Souza, Nina Simone, Les Tetes Raides, Willie Colón, Hector Lavoe, Ray Barretto, Spam Allstars, Erik Truffaz, Sidestepper, Philip Glass, Chancha Via Circuito.

Some films: Underground, Snatch, Revolver, La plata quemada, Machuca, Delicatessen.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Seing the Guatemala-Mexico border
-Crossing the Gibraltar strait

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share about:
-Anthropology (of health, gender, sexuality, violence, migration).
-Mexican Spanish and Spanglish
-Some recipes of Mexican dishes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, Spain, United States

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