I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. My primary research interests are in ethics and moral psychology broadly construed. In my dissertation, I explore the rationality and temporality of emotions like love and grief. This research is informed by my interests in the arts (especially literature) and the history of philosophy (especially 19th and 20th century continental philosophy). As a first-generation college student from a working-class background, I have a side interest in the philosophy of education, especially the aims of higher education.
Prior to Maryland, I studied philosophy at Bard College and The New School for Social Research. At Maryland, I have taught courses on existentialism, ethical theory, contemporary moral issues, and the ethics of love and sex. I have been the teaching assistant for courses on introduction to philosophy, contemporary moral issues, ancient philosophy, and philosophy of religion. I also co-organize the department's Minorities and Philosophy chapter (MAPterps@umd.edu).