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  • Fluent in English, French, Gujarati, Spanish; learning Arabic, Dutch, Latin
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Management Consultant- Startup
  • Rutgers College, Columbia University,
  • From Edison, NJ, USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

A series of "I" statements should suffice.

I am a forever student.
I am a language aficionado.
I tend to be verbose and go off topic easily.
I enjoy being anywhere and everywhere at the same time.
I like getting lost in good music, but rarely get lost in a good book (I do read often, but only a few chapters at a time.)
I set impossible goals and have lofty aspirations to travel the world.
I never forget to dream but often neglect to imagine.
I am quite entertaining and quite friendly.
I am NOT quite quiet.
I love the word etymology and also love the etymology of words.
I have a penchant for making people smile, and at times, blush.
I dislike lying, but find fibbing endearing.
I enjoy working and wear success well.

I'm much less intimidating than I sound...

Diane from "Cheers" is my spirit animal.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've never surfed but have had several individuals crash at my place.
I find the format to be akin to Uber- great people, great company, and a mutual appreciation.


After years in the myopic ivy bubble (Princeton Club of New York), I am looking to explore beautiful places outside of the city and form authentic connections along the way (a modern day Hemingway would be ideal).
Starting my journey in New England and making my way around the States as the years unfold

  • culture
  • books
  • traveling
  • music
  • etymology

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - Mad about Macklemore (such thematic appeal), Taylor Swift, Imogen Heap, Ella Fitzgerald, and Philip Glass(as trite as that sounds)
Movies - "Paris, Je T'aime", "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", "50 Shades of Grey", "A Man Called Ove", "All About Eve", "Todo Sobre Mi Mama", "Un Conte Noel", "Midnight in Paris", "Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gum"
Books - Old School by Tobias Wolff Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Just a sampling- my tastes and favorites vary by mood.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Survive- been through quite a bit and my ability to rise to challenges amazes me at times. I take pride in this as it is indicative of my joy of life.

Teach, Learn, Share

While born and raised here, I am very proud of where my family comes from- accumulated a rich wealth of history (through family tales and reading) that I will gladly share should the topic arise. I have an uncanny ability to find sales so should you be in need of something, do run it by me (so that I may secure the best deal for you). As a self-proclaimed forever student, I want to learn so much- while my primary goal is to learn about and explore your city, my ears and eyes are open to whatever you have to share.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Great conversation, a bottle of Port Wine, a fresh set of eyes to see your city through, an implicit adventure, a guest you'd welcome again, and an apartment for you to visit should you be in my town.

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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