Pete Ondish

Champaign, IL, United States

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About Me


to learn


I just graduated from college with a major in biology, moved here from Pittsburgh, getting ready to apply to graduate school in social psych.

I enjoy music, reading, cooking and travel, and will probably be a student for as long as financially not life-threatning. I remember names, have a difficult time giving simple answers, and can be obsessive about geometry, punctuation and large, open spaces. I often have to bite my lip to keep from laughing unprovoked.


I have many of them, and would love to share them and hear yours also. Currently I'm putting a lot of effort into work and graduate school, so often think now of decompressing and finding balance.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted a handful of people when living in Pittsburgh and Seattle, and have also surfed in Oregon, Germany, and the UK.


Beer, biology, chess master, deep sea gigantism, people watching, reading, roof tops.

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.

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: Chinese food and generally speaking, things that don't come from a microwave.

Teach, Learn, Share

While I spend a lot of time reading journal articles for school, and can get very excited about sharing my interest with others, I like hearing of other people's experiences and perspectives.

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