I grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated with a BA in philosophy from Harvard College in 2008. After college I remained in Cambridge and worked for Robert Pozen (Senior Lecturer Harvard Business School, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, Former SEC General Council), researching and editing his book on financial regulatory reform called Too Big to Fail: How to Save the US Financial System. I also played guitar and sang in a band.
I entered the PhD program at Boulder in 2011. My initial interests were in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. During my coursework I completed a graduate certificate in cognitive science. A seminar on indeterminancy got me interested in vagueness. My dissertation is a series of essays on vagueness, ethics, and their intersection.
Outside of philosophy I enjoy writing/playing music, skiing/snowboarding, watching movies, and going to whatever concerts I can manage.
In AY 16-17 I was awarded the University of Colorado Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. This university-wide award is the highest distinction possible for a graduate instructor at CU. In AY 17-18 I was awarded the Wes Moriston Teaching Award by the CU Philosophy Department.
For more information please see my CV.