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  • 16 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Student
  • PhD
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About Me

Hey Everyone! I'm in a social psychology grad program and study culture, social class, and identity. I also freelance often as a statistician. Living the dream.

When not working on school or doing research, I like rock climbing, pizza, weight lifting, writing, and playing guitar, and mingling with weirdos.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I enjoy meeting new people and have always enjoyed couch surfing when traveling. I've hosted a handful of people when living in Pittsburgh and Seattle, and have also surfed in Oregon, Washington, Germany, and the UK.


  • reading
  • guitar
  • psychology
  • pizza
  • tacos
  • pizzax2
  • tacosx1000

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Zadie Smith, James Morrow, David Sedaris, Richard Dawkins, B.F. Skinner, Tobias Wolff, Michel Foucault, DFW, Christopher Hitchens. I've also been on a big Isabel Allende kick recently.

Movies: Magnoila, Snatch, Watership Down, I love you Phillip Morris, Man on Wire, City of God.

Music: The Mars Volta, David Bazan, Horse the Band, The Blood Brothers, Turin Brakes, Iron and Wine, Sigur Ros, Kaki King, Ratatat, Six Parts Seven, Eisley, Homesick for Space.

Food: Yes, I'll have all the food please. Pho, ramen, dumplings, curry, avocado for DAYS, salted caramel ice cream, spinach stuffed mushrooms, french onion soup, garlic naan and chicken tandoori. Remember that scene from Shazzam, when Shaq makes it rain food?

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was 25 I invented a suite of social media machine-learning algorithms, several of which went to patent. I wish I could say they're making the world a better place, but chances are they're out drinking Olde English 40's and loitering on the various stoops of the internet.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I've been told I make a MEAN grilled cheese sandwich and that my singing sounds like a walrus giving birth to farm equipment. So look forward to that.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom

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