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I recently got my PhD in biomedical engineering and am currently working as a postdoctoral associate. I love doing research and truly hope to use my knowledge to advance the medical field and improve people's lives.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Surfed my way through Europe and it changed my life. I couldn't travel without CS ever since -- travelling and making new CS friends have become almost inseparable.
Since moving to Durham with my other CS housemates, I have had the opportunities to contribute back to this amazing community. We have hosted CSers from all over the country and the world and absolutely loved every single experience thus far.
I've played football (aka soccer) ever since I was six. Can't go a week without kicking a ball around.
I love music, but do not limit myself within some certain genres. I play the ukulele and am teaching myself guitar and the keyboard.
And of course it goes without saying, I love travelling, learning new languages, and meeting people from different cultures.
And this quote from Freya Stark: "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world."
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: "The kite runner", "Love in the time of cholera", "One hundred years of solitude"
Movies: the Schindler's list, Amélie, Into the wild, District 9, To kill a mockingbird, Forrest Gump, Che!, Godfather series, Toy Story 3, Up!, the last king of Scotland, Hotel Rwanda, Blood diamond, Before sunrise, Les Choristes, Happy feet, Ratatouille. I also love documentaries, especially anything with David Attenborough narrating.
Music: anything, especially the indie/singer-songwriter lately. Some current faves: Of Monsters and Men, Coeur de pirate, Claude deBussy, Chopin, Paolo Nutini, Noah and the Whale, Kaleo, Gregory Alan Isakov, James Vincent Mcmorrow, Vance Joy, Julia and Augusta Stone.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Sunset view on top of Mauna Kea Observatories.
- Hot air balloon over Cappadocia.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm an information sponge so I'm open to learning about anything new! In particular, I'd love to improve my guitar skills and would be open to learning about any musical instrument in general.
In exchange, I can teach you a few curse words or romantic songs in Vietnamese, whatever soothes your soul. If you like football, I can teach you some juggling skills.
And of course, I can talk to you about biology, genetics, and my research if you're interested by any chance, or just want to fall asleep quickly.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Singapore, United States, Viet Nam