Starting in September 2019, I’ll be a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University’s University Center for Human Values working on the philosophical foundations of the concept of well-being and its applications, through the lens of mental health ethics.
I currently hold a pedagogy-focused postdoctoral fellowship at Ethics Lab, a program of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. I lead Georgetown’s Engaging Ethics Initiative, which brings interactive ethics modules into courses in disciplines like chemistry, computer science, and global human development.
I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Southern California, in 2018. My research explores the role that an agent’s relationship to her own motivations plays in normative domains. Several of my projects stem from thinking about atypical agents who face conditions that in different ways impair the normal relationship an agent has to her motivations. I use evidence from the lived experience of mental disability to challenge existing models of agency, and to inform the development of accounts of moral responsibility, well-being, and meaningfulness in life.