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Travel and meet new people.
I am from Santa Marta, Colombia, a small-ish city on the Caribbean coast (I have a noticeable costeño accent when speaking spanish). I have been living in the United States for almost eight years now, first in Houston and currently in Boston where I just finished my Junior year in Chemistry and Biology at MIT.
I have a pretty loud voice, which a lot of people don't expect. I love science (although I have to admit, a lot of high-level math and physics is over my head). I laugh at nerdy jokes probably way more than I should. I like puns. I really enjoy learning the history of different places and peoples. Some people think I'm funny, though your mileage may vary :P
This summer I have an internship at Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France. This is my first time in Europe, so I hope to do some traveling on the weekends and holidays and meet lots of new people.
I don't take myself too seriously. That being said, I enjoy meaningful discussions about almost any topic. I would describe myself as mostly a pragmatic person, i.e. I try to be level-headed/rational/logical in all of my views. I can't describe my "philosophy" any better than that.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Right now I'm traveling. When I go back to the states I would love to participate more.
Stefan in Brussels July 2010
I love tennis. One of my greatest regrets is not being able to play on a regular basis.
Music, Movies, and Books
I mostly watch sitcoms (Arrested Development, Scrubs, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Entourage, etc), although I also like some "serious" shows (Dexter, Big Love).
My favorite movies include The Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, V for Vendetta, The Princess Bride. I have recently started watching documentaries, which I find really captivating
Favorite books include the Ender's Game series, The Great Gatsby, 1984.
I mostly listen to indie rock (Arctic Monkeys, The Sunshine Underground, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes), and lately I've been getting into electronic music (Justice, Ratatat, Passion Pit, Air France).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went to Iguazu Falls many years ago. It was an amazing sight.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am fluent in English and Spanish, as well as conversational in French.
I really need to learn how to cook...