Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login over 1 year ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Charles’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 0 references
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Graduate student/university teacher
  • Doctoral Candidate in Social Geography
  • From Minneapolis, MN
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


Immersion in Rio de Janeiro


I am a geographer in training. Previously I wanted to be a paleontologist, photographer, computer programmer, and mechanical engineer lol. I was born in a rural area, read a lot of books and started travelling when I was in high school (Mexico). I taught English in Sao Paulo, studied abroad in Portugal, and studied Portuguese in Rio.


The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been to a number of CS events in Rio and Salvador.

I like to hike trails and check out the view.


Hiking and ecotourism, working on my Portuguese, cooking spicy food (because its hard to find in Brazil).

Music, Movies, and Books

Blues, Noise, Rock, eclectic latin like manu chao and tribalistas, House (deep, tribal, latin blends, I really like horns for some reason) trip hop, and some female vocalists of various genres.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know alot about urbanization, international relations, and political economy. Currently I am researching urbanization in the favelas of Rio

Old School Badges

  • Pioneer
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see Charles’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups