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  • 7 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Latin, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Graduate student in Economics, part time semi-pro musician
  • BS, Applied and Computational Math and Economics, Caltech
  • From Yonkers, NY
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About Me


Big ones: sell everything I own and take off, live in rural India, learn conversational central-asian languages, eat really good food in France and Western Europe, never look back. Other ones: get a Ph.D., bodybuild competitively, achieve notoriety.


Grad student at MIT in Economics. Music flows through me. I'm a total foodie, exercise lover, and intellectual. A bit high strung, but eager and caring.


Live is too short to be anything but happy.

"Reject the fundamental assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." ~Palahniuk

Love is really great.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Planning and taking trips around the world, trying to meet new people and host some.


3 Southeast Asia trips, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Lots of hostelling in Europe and North Africa.

Couchsurfed through the Balkans in late summer 2011.

Crashing at friends' college dorms when I drove from New York to California.

Homestay in China, 2008.


Math and science, music of all genres, trying new foods, travel, brazilian jiu jitsu, running, walking, hiking, sports, smiling.

  • performing arts
  • dining
  • exercise
  • running
  • walking
  • traveling
  • music
  • a cappella
  • hiking
  • sports
  • jiu jitsu
  • chemistry
  • economics
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • science
  • social science

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I sang in front of 8,000 people with an a cappella group at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and we got a standing ovation. That many people being that positive about our performance was an amazing feeling.

Teach, Learn, Share

More seriously: I know quite a bit of economics, social science, chemistry, physics, math, some programming, and a lot about music. I love giving voice lessons.

I want to learn to speak a lot of languages, and to live unweighed down. I want to learn to conquer my fear of losing control.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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