I am a Ph.D. student in Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University working under the advisement of Dr. Megan Laverty. My dissertation focuses on what it is to understand moral values and the concepts that underlie them, as well as how education can play a role in helping to cultivate the acquisition of moral understanding. Most recently, I contributed a chapter to The Cambridge Handbook of Democratic Education (2023) on democratic education, critical theory, and moral perception. I am also a research assistant for the mixed-methods National Ethics Project based out of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. I have been published in Educational Theory, the Journal of Philosophy and Education, and on_education, and I currently serve on the review board of Educational Theory. I also teach as an adjunct professor in the Philosophy Department at Fordham University and as an adjunct associate professor in the Education Department at Barnard College, Columbia University.

In my spare time, I enjoy film photography and rock climbing. 


Ph.D. candidate, Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 

M.Phil., Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 

M.Ed., Concentrations in Statistics and Philosophy, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

B.A., English, B.A., Secondary Education, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Research Interests:

AOS: Philosophy of Education, Ethics, Moral Epistemology

AOC: Epistemology, Political Philosophy (especially liberalism), Plato 

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