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 project, I'm exploring the rationality and temporality of emotions like love, grief, and regret. This research is informed by my interests in the arts (especially literature) and the history of philosophy (especially ancient philosophy and 19th and 20th century European 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 contemporary moral issues, the ethics of love and sex, and existentialism. I also co-organize the department's Minorities and Philosophy chapter (MAPterps@umd.edu).