Bio

I am currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at Princeton University. I specialize in the metaphysics of mind. My dissertation argues for property dualism as an answer to the mind-body problem, against physicalism on one side and substance dualism on the other. I am also interested in questions about modality, emergence, phenomenal representation, and how our beliefs about consciousness might be justified.

I received my BA in mathematics from Reed College in 2009. Before coming to Princeton in 2011, I taught seventh-grade math for two years.