I am originally from Puerto Rico, hold a PhD in sociology, and teach at American University. (I'm in the department of sociology, but I also teach for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies.)
Why am I seeking rental? Since 2011, I have maintained a busy travel schedule between South America and Washington DC - as a result, some semesters I am housed and live in DC, and some semesters I travel a lot while on regular semester teaching. I have lived in DC before -- just moved out of my place in 2010 to do research abroad, under a Fulbright. Depending on the semester, I am back every few weeks for teaching, meetings or a conference - and that's when airbnb becomes a busy and important site for me.
I am talkative and enjoy conversations about DC life: politics, or anything related to the humanities and the social sciences, policy, 'international studies,' communications/media/technology, and law (and for me, those conversations do not have to be academic!). I tend to go out to the movies, eat out (love a Peruvian restaurant, las canteras, in Adams Morgan--check it out!) and walk through some of DC fantastic neighborhoods whenever I have some free time. I of course read a lot and enjoy a comfy sofa or chair to prepare classes or grade. But I work from the office most of the time - won't be up in your space a lot ;)
Gay, seek gay friendly places. In terms of renting, the boundaries of DC proper tend to be a priority for me, as it allows mobility to work and visiting friends/engaging in social activities.
I am not a very 'loud' person, and enjoy quiet space, so I won't be the reason your neighbors will contact you (lol). I don't generally drink, and I do not smoke. I enjoy most social dynamics, people from all backgrounds, sexual orientations, nationalities, and religions. I don't expect a fancy place (but a clean one!) and prefer to have privacy (seek individual rooms or studios more than shared or open spaces), yet always welcome host company.
Since I travel a lot, i tend to seek reservations for a week or two at most. Sometimes just a couple of days only.
Feel free to ask anything - I might be missing the most obvious things a renter might want to know from me, so do ask away.
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