Bio

I’m a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). I’m advised by Duncan Pritchard. I received my M.A. in philosophy from Loyola Marymount University, where I studied under Jason Baehr, and my B.A. in philosophy from California State University, Northridge, where I studied under Tim Black.

My research interests lie primarily in virtue epistemology and virtue ethics. I write about intellectual and ethical virtue and vice, particular virtues and vices, practical wisdom, epistemic motivation, and epistemic value.

Publications

  • “Epistemic Idolatry and Intellectual Vice,” American Philosophical Quarterly (forthcoming).
  • “Intellectual Patience,” (co-authored with Jason Baehr) in Nathan L. King (ed.) Endurance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Presentations & Comments

  • “Buffoonery in the Public Life of the Mind” (Public Vices: The Individual and Collective Dimensions of Civic and Epistemic Vices, Università di Genova, Italy, 2021).
  • Comments on Michael Brady’s Virtue and Suffering (University of California, Irvine, 2019).
  • Comments on Quassim Cassam’s “The Metaphysical Foundations of Vice Epistemology” (Vice Epistemology Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2019).
  • “Intellectual Patience,” (co-presented with Jason Baehr) (Pacific American Philosophical Association, 2018).

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor: Introduction to Ethics (Summer 2021)
  • TA: Classical Greece (Spring 2021)
  • TA: The Heroes (Winter 2021)
  • TA: Puzzles & Paradoxes (Fall 2020)
  • TA: Philosophy of Technology & Society (Spring 2020)
  • TA: Introduction to Ethics (Winter 2020)
  • TA: Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2019)
  • TH!NK Instructor: (teaching philosophical skills to local 5th graders) (2018-present)

Other Academic Work Experience

Early on at UCI, I assisted Duncan Pritchard develop the Anteater Virtues project, a campus-wide initiative that embeds the inculcation of four intellectual virtues — curiosity, intellectual humility, tenacity, and integrity — into the UCI curriculum. This academic year, my fourth at Irvine, I’m a graduate student researcher (“GSR”) for UCI’s Center for Nursing Philosophy. I assist Miriam Bender develop and host a workshop for nursing scientists interested in philosophical concepts and distinctions that bear on nursing theory and practice. A key part of this GSR position involves mentoring participants in this workshop as they research their interests at the intersection of ethics and nursing science.