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  • 50 References 33 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Scientist, Teacher, Mentor, Brother, Friend
  • PhD, Biomedical Eng, University of Virginia; BS, Biomedic...
  • From San Jose, CA
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About Me


Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing - Making New Friends in New Places


Experience driven individual looking to learn a bit more about this world and to figure out what I can do to make it a better place (I'm a MBTI ENFP). I love getting to know people, sharing a meal, sharing a roof and spending time around the campfire. Up until recently, I played rugby, but I continue to love traveling and eating and doing outdoorsy stuff (hiking, climbing, snowboarding). I've spent a month living in the Amazon jungle in Peru, a week building homes in New Orleans and went backpacking across Southeast Asia a couple of years ago. Before I finished grad school, I worked and lived in Europe for 2.5 months.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher working on scientific questions related to how antibiotics work and how different diseases become resistant. If you find science, global health, development, food, spirits or travel interesting, I think we will have some great conversations.


Life is precious and I want to live it fully.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I guess I'm not so new to CouchSurfing anymore, but I still love it! Looking forward to both surfing and hosting (or even just hanging out). If you come visit, we will very likely eat very well.


Surfed:01/10 - Kaitlyn Moore (Chiang Mai, Thailand)06/10 - Jillian Perry (Durham, NC)06/10 - Alex Goldman (Durham, NC)11/11 - Thomas Gruneberger (Malmo, Sweden)12/11 - Dafna Zalonis (Berlin, Germany)12/11 - Barak Moyal (Berlin, Germany)Hosted:03/10 - Justin Lam (Charlottesville, VA)05/10 - John Dominguez (Charlottesville, VA)06/10 - Robin Cudworth (Charlottesville, VA)07/10 - Sharah Truett (Charlottesville, VA)07/10 - Jenna Magee (Charlottesville, VA)07/10 - Huntley Brownell (Charlottesville, VA)07/10 - Mike German (Charlottesville, VA)07/10 - Jesse Crow (Charlottesville, VA)07/10 - Shelly Kessler (Charlottesville, VA)07/10 - Mike Pacella (Charlottesville, VA)09/10 - Laurence Castle (Charlottesville, VA)09/10 - Elana Sitrin (Charlottesville, VA)10/10 - Mackenzie Devries (Charlottesville, VA)11/10 - Alan Lotrakul (Charlottesville, VA)05/11 - Allison Gianino (Charlottesville, VA)05/11 - Tim Hanson (Charlottesville, VA)07/11 - Thomas Gruneberger (Charlottesville, VA)07/11 - Tobias Gredeman (Charlottesville, VA)07/11 - Ken Getty (Charlottesville, VA)07/11 - Ilka Bermond (Charlottesville, VA)07/11 - Amelie Bermond (Charlottesville, VA)07/11 - Hadi Rahemi (Charlottesville, VA)10/11 - Jerry Colgate (Charlottesville, VA)03/12 - Johnathan Permelia (Charlottesville, VA)04/12 - Nadia Jamai (Charlottesville, VA)06/12 - Kiana Hayeri-Joabi (Charlottesville, VA)06/12 - Matt MacFarland (Charlottesville, VA)06/12 - Cori MacFarland (Charlottesville, VA)07/12 - Julio Hernandez (Charlottesville, VA)08/12 - Elvin Toh (Charlottesville, VA)10/12 - Mathilde Petit (Charlottesville, VA)12/13 - Alekhya Narravula (Brookline, MA)03/14 - Kamelia Stanoeva (Brookline, MA)04/14 - Marie Neubert (Brookline, MA)Traveled With:03/10 - Netta Gurari (Central VA)03/10 - Maria Grazia Perino (Central VA)04/10 - Netta Gurari (DC)04/10 - Maria Grazia Perino (DC)04/10 - Erez Gurari (DC)Hung Out With:01/10 - Paul Monson (Chiang Mai, Thailand)01/10 - Ross Tabak (Chiang Mai, Thailand)01/10 - Martina Geenen (Chiang Mai, Thailand)03/10 - Christopher Liedl (Charlottesville, VA)09/10 - Adriel Weiner (Charlottesville, VA)01/11 - Collen Kinder (Charlottesville, VA)11/11 - Aldo Chable (Götenborg, Sweden)11/11 - Ulyana Klyushina (Götenborg, Sweden)11/11 - Isabel Vigmo (Götenborg, Sweden)11/11 - Petra Hall (Götenborg, Sweden)12/11 - Hanna Abrahamsson (Götenborg, Sweden)02/12 - Siri Kristenson (Charlottesville, VA)02/12 - David Kristenson (Charlottesville, VA)05/12 - Kelly Lin (Charlottesville, VA)01/13 - Tina Galante (Allston, MA)01/13 - Jess Berg (Allston, MA)


Rugby, traveling, ethnic food, local traffic, walking, smelling the roses, indie music, science, fires, capoeira, rock climbing, bikram yoga, snowboarding, parkour, forests, reading, food, wine, beer, single malt, meeting new people.

  • capoeira
  • dining
  • wine
  • beer
  • yoga
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • rugby
  • history
  • science
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Almost everything.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

2 million people gathering to celebrate a moment in history, saying "Yes We Can!" (I was at Obama's inauguration, seated on the stage next to the Marine Corps band).

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Teach, Learn, Share

Did you know heart cells in mice and elephants are the same size? Oh and Urarina children (indigenous Peruvian jungle tribe) learn to rear young by caring for baby sloths!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Peru, Sweden, United States

Old School Badges

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