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Overview

  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Teacher, academic
  • B.A. University of Maryland College Park
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I am a moderate extrovert (ENFP) and closely identify with my astrological sign of Sagittarius. My three greatest passions in life are teaching/education, music, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I'm a fairly experienced traveler and I'm always making plans and taking small steps towards big projects or life goals.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love to travel, visit friends, and try and do or experience things that I otherwise couldn't afford. I also think it is good to be flexible, have options, and be willing to try something new, meet new people, and not demand or expect a fancy hotel or airbnb every time one travels!

Interests

I love college, education, and learning something new in general. I want to be a professor and my next step involves pursuing my PhD in sociology. I am outdoorsy so I love to hike, travel, bird/animal watch, explore, and meditate. I am a musician (bass guitar, piano, drums) and I am particularly inspired by the band Nothing But Thieves. I love martial arts but mainly grappling arts like jiu jitsu and judo. I love board games and I have some experience and interest with other things like rock climbing, fencing, volleyball, and dancing. I am very much a people person and am passionate about social justice, change, and understanding both people/society as well as the natural world around me.

  • education
  • meditation
  • anime
  • board games
  • traveling
  • piano
  • drums
  • hiking
  • jiu jitsu
  • philosophy
  • social justice
  • japan
  • netflix
  • bass guitar
  • japanese
  • brazilian jiu jitsu

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite three tv shows: The OA, Futurama, Game of Thrones

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have climbed to the top of the sun gate of Machu Pichu and that was surely the most (singular) beautiful and amazing thing I have ever experienced.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you like to play board games then I am always down and can provide lots of expertise, suggestions, and a small game or two of my own (like Coup). I like to jam with other people so if you're musically inclined then that is something we can share. I'm also happy to share my experiences and knowledge of martial arts, people I've met, places I've been, and the things I've studied. Can also provide lots of great TV or anime show recommendations. (seriously, I've watched a lot of quality animes).

What I Can Share with Hosts

A willingness to explore and go out if you're up for it! I am happy to buy a few cheap drinks or snacks as a thank you. I'm a capable cleaner and always happy to run errands with you as well (maybe need a hand grocery shopping?). I also keep things really quiet and am a good meditation partner so you don't have to worry about peace and quiet with me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, England, France, Ireland, Peru, Thailand

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