I’m currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine.

My primary research interests are in the history of analytic philosophy, but I also have interests in contemporary epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language. Overall, my work is driven by a desire to understand the relationship between our ordinary beliefs and the demands and doubts that philosophy is thought to impose on them.

I did my MA in Philosophy at Brandeis University and my BFA in Studio Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In between those degrees, before finding my way to philosophy, I worked as an editor and writer in New York, mostly writing about art influenced by the internet.


Teaching († ≡ Upper Division)

As Primary Instructor

UC Irvine
MTEL Prep: Reading and Writing (Education Program)

As Graduate Student Instructor

UC Irvine
Introduction to Ethics (×3)
Introduction to Philosophy (×2)
Puzzles and Paradoxes (×3)
Skepticism and Relativism (×2)
Contemporary Moral Problems
Image Collision (Art History)
Modern Art in Europe and America (Art History)
Nonexistence and Indeterminancy
Civil Liberties (Legal Studies)
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Law (×2)
Critical Reading in Humanities and Social Sciences (Gateway Scholars Program)
Environmental Ethics
Human Rights
Introduction to Philosophy

Other Teaching & Pedagogical Training

UC Irvine
Humanities Pedagogical Certificate Program
TH!NK: Philosophy for Early Adolescents
Guest Lecture: “The Metaphysics of Time”
ESL Reading and Writing Tutor