Hi all! My name is Alex. I'm American, 28 years old, originally from Chicago, and am currently enrolled in a PhD program in Economics. Prior to this, I worked in Uganda for two years on a series of social science research projects. I've used Airbnb while traveling in Istanbul, London, New York City, Paris, Marseille, Barcelona, Lisbon, Buenos Aires, and Medellin and have had a great experience each time. I'm looking forward to meeting more people and staying in more neat places as the journey continues!