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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Triple major/quadruple minor at University of Texas at Au...
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About Me

Short answer: social entrepreneur / farmer / circus clown*.

*Two of three are true.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I really love the CS community--you meet the most fascinating and inspiring people.

I've had the privilege of hosting in Singapore, Seattle, and San Francisco. And I've stayed with a pretty awesome grilled chill connoisseur in Providence and got lost en route to a host in Bali. I've also gone to a few CS parties.

If you're new to CS, this is helpful in figuring out how to request a couch: https://support.couchsurfing.org/hc/en-us/articles/200640010-How-do-I-write-a-good-couch-request. Please be thoughtful.


Let's skip this part. I have 100+ interests. (Yep I counted.)

I trust we'll have something to talk about.

  • partying
  • entrepreneurship
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

Too many!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've had 2,100 firsts in life. (Also counted.) And did a talk on it: www.jamesnorris.org/firsts-game

Teach, Learn, Share

I think it's awesome when you meet someone new and they make it a point to teach you something. So if you meet me...teach me. I'll be fascinated by just about anything that fascinates you. Seriously, try me.

If you're curious, I can dive into behavior change, lifehacking, positive psychology, social change, social enterprise, effective altruism, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Singapore, United States

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