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  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • University of Wisconsin
  • From New Glarus, WI, USA
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About Me

Im super interested in biochemistry and molecular biology, really anything science or engineering related! I like to play chess, lift weights and run, play soccer, have interesting discussions, etc etc. I love exploring and adventuring to new places, and want to see more of the world. Biggest things I love are music, reading, and meeting intelligent people with interesting experiences to share!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meet interesting people, learn, and avoid commercialized accommodations


Economics, philosophy, international development, astronautics, biochemistry, behavioral biology, chess, geopolitics, world cultures, soccer, biotech investing, foreign exchange, asset management, traveling, reading, space travel and colonization, asteroid mining, economics

Music, Movies, and Books

books: Contact by Carl Sagan, The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson, Ender's game + all sequals (especially Speaker for the Dead, all time favorite book!) by Orson Scott Card, The Maze of Ingenuity by Arnold Pacey, Looking Backwards by Edward Bellamy, The Time Machine by HG Wells, Quasar by Jamil Nasir, and many many others. I do a lot of technical reading too; love to read textbooks and publications, specifically those related to biochemistry/biology as well as oncology.

Movies: Oblivion, Interstellar, Cloud Atlas, Inception, Predestination, Edge of Tomorrow, Groundhogs Day, Birdman, The Martian, Surrogates, Treasure Planet, Moon, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, Back to the Future, Gravity, Indie Game the Movie, The Matrix trilogy, Hunger Games trilogy, the Great Dictator, In Time, Star Wars (prefer 4 5 and 6), Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter series, Avatar (not the last airbender; though I like the last airbender tv series), 9, District 9, Gattaca, Source Code, Limitless, Network, Spirited Away, Fight Club, the Men Who Stare at Goats, Seven Psychopaths. Always love a good movie, love going to theaters especially.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm experienced with computer programming (specifically in Python), also know a fair amount about behavioral biology and the life sciences. I love learning about all things, but especially science. Though I've traveled alone several times (mostly in large urban environments), Id love to learn more about other people's experiences traveling, and anything they think would be valuable to know on the road.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Information, ideas, anything you’d like to do that is interesting 🙂

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Russian Federation

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