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Overview

  • 53 references 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Environmental Engineer
  • B.S. and M.S. in civil and environmental engineering
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To connect with people and to challenge my conventional thinking on all topics. As an American my biases about the world are plenty, even though I consider myself a well-traveled person. I don't shy away from difficult topics of discussion and am open and accepting of differing points of view.

LOVE AND PEACE!

ABOUT ME

My job for the past four years has been as an environmental engineer working on environmental treatment and remediation projects around the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm originally from Southern California, but came up to the Bay Area for school and fell in love with it (specifically Berkeley)! I'm very passionate about rock climbing, and love to practice yoga, bike around town, and drink beer. I adopted my dog (Dax) in November 2020 and have been loving having him around.

My political passions revolve around voter suppression, BIG money in politics, California water, infrastructure, and recycling issues.

PHILOSOPHY

"Yesterday I woke up and the sun was shining and it was nice, all that stuff. So I woke up and thought, 'Boy this is gonna be one terrific day, so you better live it up, because tomorrow you'll be nothing.'"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I moved into my first solo living situation last year during the pandemic, and I feel that now is the right time to give back to the CS community that has helped me so much over the years. I have surfed in the past in Asia, Europe, and South America and have only had positive experiences.

Cultural exchange and an expanded understanding of all peoples will change the world for the better.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had several incredible surfing experiences and have met some life-long friends.

Interests

I've always been into folky music and classic movies.

  • yoga
  • movies
  • folk music
  • rock climbing
  • languages
  • science
  • science fiction
  • climbing
  • bicycling
  • mountain climbing
  • fantasy books
  • haruki murakami
  • kafka

Music, Movies, and Books

I think I'll just put what I'm currently enjoying:

Music: Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, and Father John Misty

Movies: Rushmore and Cool Hand Luke

Books: Anything by Haruki Murakami or Neil Gaiman

Radio: This American Life and The Glass Canon Podcast

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I recently did my first trad climbing route in Yosemite, it was an incredibly difficult and beautiful experience looking down at the Valley from 500+ feet up.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share a lot of information about water and social justice issues in California and the USA. I also love discussing the best spots to see in Berkeley.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook the meals that I enjoy making at home in California (more than just hamburgers!), I can help you in your rock climbing, I can fix your bike, and I can tell you some crazy stories. I can talk about any subject, I love learning!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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