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  • 6 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Researcher
  • Indiana University
  • From Indianapolis Indiana
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About Me


Explore migration and aspirations along the border


I'm making a trip across the country to research migration and the American dream along the border. I am particularly interested in relations between communities on either side of the border, migrant biographies, border militarization, and local immigration reforms, responses, and attitudes.


Life is best lived as a series of journey's to and from a place you can call home.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I first started to do couchsurfing when I was living in Cadiz Spain, teaching english. I hosted a handful of people and went to some couchsurfing parties. I have been inactive for a while, but would like to get active again. I have never surfed, and I would really enjoy giving it a try.


CouchSurfing is a great idea as long as people are responsible and respectful. It is an interesting and affordable travel alternative, and a fun way to meet new people.


I'm really interested in US - Latin American relations, and I want to learn about border issues because the border is ground zero for these relations.

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Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite book is "Comanche Empire".

Favorite music is Nortec Collective, The National, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and Huey Lewis & The News of course.

Favorite movies are Back to the Future and The Labyrinth.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bulungula South Africa and sputnik in the great sahara

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to learn from people who have perspectives on life along the border.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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