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  • 5 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • CEO @ SocialSci, a funded Boston startup bringing science...
  • Yale University; Bio. Anthro.
  • From Philadelphia
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About Me


To fit everything I own into one bag


I am a startup guy who left Yale in my senior year to start a company aiming to bring scientific research online. We were apart of TechStars Boston 2010 and have gone on to raise funding, grow the team and are currently utilized by researchers at Harvard, Stanford, NYU, ANU in Australia, & many more.

I like to spend my free time exploring local hiking trails, bombing seeds (guerilla gardening), and learning all I can about self sufficiency & homesteading.


"Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with course and rough dress, saying to yourself all the while: "Is this the conditioned that I feared?"

I am trying to bring simplicity to my life via reducing my dependance on material goods and seeking personal self sufficiency.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Currently, hosting while working in Cambridge/Boston.


I have surfed in the past as part of a group and have always had fun/meaningful experiences. Now looking to host and looking forward to meeting new/interesting people!


Startups, hiking/camping, Pokemon TCG, chess, learning python, latin dancing, skateboarding, guerilla gardening, and DIYbio. Also, when does the Narwhal Bacon?

  • dancing
  • gardening
  • chess
  • homesteading
  • hiking
  • camping
  • skateboarding

Music, Movies, and Books

Nature / adventure doc fan, lover of ska / true hip hop, & have mainly sciencey type books on the self but have been known to read a HP fanfiction or two.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watched the winter swells hit the Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, walked the caves of Sterkfontein, and got lost in the PA woods.

Teach, Learn, Share

Would love to share my journey to proficiency in chess, talk strat in PTCG or CSS, and always down to dish some of the startup knowledge I have acquired (raising money, hiring, ect).

Countries I’ve Visited

South Africa, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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