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Overview

  • 2 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Environmental Neurotoxicologist
  • PhD in toxicology, BS in biology
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm known for having a big smile and a loud laugh. I've often been told I'm good at making people feel comfortable and "down to earth"

I'm a self described science nerd, and have a particular passion for brain science.

I play bike polo, it's an ok sport hah!

I also like to dress up like a pirate on seemingly random occasions (though there's usually some sorta pirate history tied to when I do).

PHILOSOPHY

I'm very ecocentric and independent. I think the earth/environment should be the center of our culture on a global scale -- our species' population has reached such a size that what we do make a huge impact. I aim to earn my captain's license soon (sea captain) and eventually acquire a ship to live and work on.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet people with interesting perspectives, to exchange ideas and learn what's going on around the world

Interests

Science, live music, bike polo, outdoor adventures, whiskey or rum, H2G2, pirates...

  • dogs
  • wildlife
  • culture
  • environment
  • dining
  • running
  • music
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • soccer
  • history
  • neuroscience
  • science
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Xavier Rudd, The Rural Alberta Advantage, John Butler Trio, Punch Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Lotus, Zalem Delarbre, Rafael Sotomayer, Sukay, Inlakesh, Airtist, Riley Lee, John Buzon Trio....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010, I was the student leader for a team that spent 3 summers sailing in the Gulf of Mexico collecting environmental and biological samples to determine the effects of the oil on wildlife and the environment. Our focus was on collecting little skin biopsies from sperm whales -- I was the primary person for collecting these samples and training all the students that rotated on.

Teach, Learn, Share

toxicology, neuroscience, environmental science, planning hiking adventures, some dog behavior training, pirate history, how to play a digeridoo

What I Can Share with Hosts

A method of centering oneself by scope of time and place...a metaphor is using a microsope and a telescope to understand where/who/how you are.

Wisdom learned and learning from nature

I'll probably try to get you to play bike polo, if it's the right night for it

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Romania, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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