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Overview

  • 4 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 22, Male
  • Member since 2023
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Auburn University
  • From Birmingham, AL, USA
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About Me

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, I’m now studying mechanical engineering at Auburn University. For work, I repair plane parts as an engineering intern in Georgia. I also create geospatial aviation software for Boeing’s T-7A plane and design 3D models for NASA’s next generation rockets through an Auburn internship. I'm always active in campus clubs, currently serving as the President of Auburn's Astronomical Society, the Vice President of the Entrepreneurship Society, and the Secretary of the Culinary Club.

I do a lot of tech stuff, but I'm an outdoorsman and nomad at heart. I have a serious wanderlust and want to experience as much of the world as possible. I love meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and doing almost anything outdoors.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I initially got on Couchsurfing to meet new people in Hawaii and find some cheap housing for as long as I could. It couldn’t have gone better. The community here is so welcoming and fascinating. Everyone is from somewhere else in the world, yet we’re already on the same page. I’m so happy to have met the people I did, and I certainly plan to do more of this nomadic travel soon. For now I’m back at college, but I would love to share some of the generosity I experienced on my travels. If you need a place to stay, I’ve got a couch for ya :)

Interests

  • literature
  • cooking
  • music
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • camping
  • astronomy
  • travel

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: anything and everything, although not the biggest fan of trap.

Favorite movies: Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Interstellar, The Shawshank Redemption, Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Current favorite book: Vagabonding - An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

This past summer, I used couchsurfing for the first time to backpack and hitchhike my way around the Hawaiian islands for 5 weeks!!

Teach, Learn, Share

cooking, engineering, space stuff, fishing, card games

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'll cook ya your favorite meal AND clean all the dishes :)

I'm pretty tidy and won't leave a mess

If you need work done around the house I'm more than happy to help

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Mexico, South Korea, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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