Bio

I’m a Ph.D. candidate 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.

I want to understand what it is to be a good person. I want to understand what it is to be a bad one. And I want to understand what it is to be a good or bad person as a thinker. So I’m drawn to virtue ethics, virtue (and vice) epistemology, and their application.

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: Philosophical Inquiry (intro to philosophy) (Loyola Marymount University, Fall 2022)
  • Instructor: Introduction to Ethics (Chapman University, Spring 2022)
  • Instructor: Introduction to Ethics (UCI, Summer 2021)
  • TH!NK Instructor: (teaching philosophical skills to local 5th graders) (2018-2020)

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. Last academic year, my fourth at Irvine, I was a graduate student researcher (“GSR”) for UCI’s Center for Nursing Philosophy. I co-developed and co-instructed a workshop for nursing scientists and practitioners interested in philosophical concepts and distinctions that bear on nursing theory and practice. A key part of this GSR position involved mentoring participants in this workshop as they research their interests at the intersection of ethics and nursing practice.