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Joseph Rea

Austin, Texas, United States

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Last login 10 months ago

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Computer Engineer
  • University of Texas
  • From Alice, Tx
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn about life, people, culture and traditions.

ABOUT ME

I work and live in Austin, Tx. Love Latin dancing, including salsa, merengue and bachata. Enjoy meeting new people with interesting stories/experiences to share. Have spent time in Spain and Peru, and am eager to see much more of the world.

Graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and a Business minor. Working as a software developer.

I also play the alto/tenor saxophone and enjoy listening to jazz.

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Vivo y trabajo en Austin, Texas. Me encanta bailar salsa, merengue y bachata. Me gusta conocer a gente de todas partes del mundo, especialmente los que tienen historias interesantes para compartir. He viajado a España y Peru, y tengo muchas ganas de ver más del mundo.

Me graudué de The University of Texas at Austin en Ingenieria de Sistemas y también estudié negocios. Trabajo como Ingeniero de Sistemas.

También toco el saxofón y me encanta escuchar el jazz.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe in treating others with respect and learning to view the world through their eyes. Each person has a unique set of experiences which help to shape who they are. We should seek to better understand each other by sharing our stories and experiences with one another.

There are many different cultures and traditions in this world. We should be tolerant of others' belief systems and understand their perspective on life.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

At this time I unfortunately cannot host visitors as I currently have a roommate living in the spare room. However, I would be more than happy to show someone around Austin and help them make the most of their visit to the Music Capital of the World.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I used couchsurfing while backpacking across Guatemala in 2008 and made some amazing friends through it.

Interests

Salsa dancing, jazz music, Playing saxophone, Philosophy (epistemology), economics, history, global politics, technology, engineering, electronics, computing, discussing social behaviors and trends. and many others.

Music, Movies & Books

Manu Chao, Gotan Project, Amadou & Mariam, My Morning Jacket, Bob Dylan, Maldita Vencidad, The Shins, Jay-Z, Jurassic Five, Ozomatli, Sublime, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, Aterciopelados, Bob Marley, Lucinda Williams, Old 97's, Ray Barreto, Ignacio "Mazacote" Carrillo, so much more...

Motorcycle Diaries, Buena Vista Social Club, Chinatown, Familia, A Few Good Men, Casablanca, The Shining, Amadeus, Clerks, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Desperado, The Last Samurai, Matrix, Moulin Rouge, Office Space, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Rocky, Scarface, Swingers, Groundhog Day, Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party, Love Stinks

El Alquimista, Startup, 1984, Dostoevsky

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Took a 2-week trip solo adventure to Peru and did the 4-day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu.

Teach, Learn, Share

I became very involved in the salsa dancing community in Austin, traveled to salsa congresses throughout the country and joined a performance team. I can show you a few salsa moves to impress your friends!

I am also very interested in science and technology, and how new technological developments affect our society.

Countries I've Visited

Guatemala, Peru, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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