I have been in professional philosophy since 2013, when I became a Ph.D student at Binghamton University that fall. I earned my M. A. in Philosophy there in 2015. I landed in the PhD program at The Graduate Center, CUNY soon after. Since arriving in New York City, I have had a broad variety of academic research and teaching experiences outside of my dissertation research: I have taught classes at Lehman College, CUNY, and Baruch College, CUNY, engaged in research and bioethics pedagogy via a Bioethics Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and held a teaching assistantship at the NYU Bioethics Masters program. Before I arrived at Binghamton, I received a B. A. in Philosophy from Rutgers University, class of 2012.
I am proud of the large variety of talks and publications that I have produced in my first years of academic work: four papers, three of which are peer reviewed, and >20 talks at a number of different conferences and colloquia. More information about these engagements can be found under the relevant tabs.
My research, broadly-speaking, is in bioethics and meta-ethics. In bioethics, my research interests include questions about emerging healthcare technologies with a particular focus on artificial intelligence and biomedical manipulation of the human organism. In meta-ethics, my research interests are primarily in moral epistemology.
My dissertation seeks to integrate insights from naturalized epistemology, pragmatism, and the literature on conceptual engineering to present a picture of the guiding aim of moral epistemology as moral problem-solving, and to provide reason to accept the picture in virtue of the plausible answers it can provide to problems in normative ethics, moral epistemology, and bioethics, where more traditional theoretically- and conceptually-oriented approaches to moral epistemology cannot.
I have extensive teaching and pedagogical experience in philosophy and bioethics. I have been a teaching assistant at Binghamton University and at the New York University Bioethics Masters Program; at the former, I ran discussion sections and graded papers, and at the latter, I grade and engage in one-on-one pedagogy with the Master’s students. At Mount Sinai, in addition to my research responsibilities, I led and participated in small-group discussion sections where my role was to use my philosophical and bioethical experience to help the medical students engage with ethics in a way that is both philosophically-satisfying and practically useful to busy medical professionals.