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being the change i want to see in the world
I grew up in Michigan but spent a couple of years living in the Middle East (Israel, Palestine and Syria.) working and studying. I like to read, travel, explore, learn new languages, play sports. I like history and wikipedia. I am a graduate student at Georgetown (Washington D.C.) in Arab Studies. Other hobbies include basketball, bridge, ultimate frisbee, running, stand-up comedy, dancing, drinking.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've surfed mostly in Europe and had amazing experiences.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: I wish I had more free time to read literature, but I mostly read academic stuff. movies: v for vendetta, crash, rounders, bourne trilogy, music: reggae, rock, pop, music i can dance to,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
shiite muslims doing ashura, chasidic jews at mount meron on tisha b'av, getting shot at by israeli soldiers protesting the separation wall/fence, meeting islamic jihad, hamas and hezbollah guys in the west bank and lebanon, studying in an ultra-orthdox jewish seminary, having my first successful conversation in turkish, driving from California to Michigan in 2 days, learning how to swallow a pill !!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Guatemala, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Serbia, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
Israel, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States