Native Detroiter. I have also lived in: Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Saint Petersburg, Russia; and Washington, D.C.
I'm a PhD student at the University of Toronto. I focus on non-violent protest in authoritarian states, specifically in the post-Soviet region. I run a research project called Post-Soviet Graffiti.
I have used AirBNB on my own travels when visiting New Orleans, Prague, and Moscow for work. My favorite travel destinations are either to Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula or to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. I started to host because I wanted the opportunity to introduce a place that I love--the City of Detroit--to interesting people from all over the world. Now that I live in Toronto, I figured that I can try hosting here too.