I am a Doctoral Candidate of Philosophy at the University of Utah. I work primarily at the intersection of Philosophy of Psychiatry, Law, Neuroscience, and Clinical Ethics under the direction of Dr. Natalia Washington.
I am primarily motivated by exploring the relationship between mental illness and conceptions of agency, rationality, legal responsibility, and blameworthiness. It is my hope to assist in reforming these concepts in order to reduce the stigma of individuals with metal illnesses as being less than agential, violent, and unpredictable.
More broadly, I am interested in bioethical issues, science communication, and values in science, particualrly in the field of neuroscience.
Originally from Long Island, I made my way to the Green Mountain State and completed my B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology at Saint Michael's College. In my free time, I enjoy hiking up Utah's mountains, skiing down them, and taking in the view with a hot cup of coffee.