A live-action photo of me messing up some scale, while fellow philosophy grads Patrick (piano, left) and Alejandro (drums, occluded) silently judge me.
I am currently a graduate student in the philosophy department at Princeton University. I joined the department in 2015 after studying philosophy and neuroscience at the University of Iowa.
At Princeton, my work centers on issues in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. My dissertation, still in its preliminary stages, focuses on biased mental states and their normative (epistemic and moral) evaluation. Reasons, higher-order evidence, blame, and inquiry all make appearances as well. Other areas I know at least a little bit about include aesthetics, the philosophy of psychology, and some history of philosophy (esp. early analytic and Nietzsche).
Before coming to Princeton, I lived a second life as a neuroscience student at the University of Iowa, where I worked on human auditory neuroscience and music cognition. The two papers I was a part of during that era of my academic life are available here for those interested.
Outside of philosophy, my projects include playing Latin jazz trumpet, perfecting the art of the breakfast sandwich, staring at Rothkos, and laughing at bad movies with my wonderful fiance, Kelsey Wiggs.