Background

TJC_2674

I completed my PhD in Philosophy at Purdue University in 2016.  Matthias Steup directed my dissertation, with Mike Bergmann, Rod BertoletPaul Draper, and Baron Reed also serving on my committee. When not doing philosophy, I passed my time at Purdue acting in local theater, volunteering at the Lafayette Crisis Center, and hanging out with friends at local bars, restaurants, and parks.

I earned my JD from Harvard Law School in 2019. During my time at Harvard, I served as a teaching assistant for the first year legal research and writing program as part of the Board of Student Advisers, managed the blog for the Harvard Law & Policy Review, launched a new podcast with the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and served as an editor with the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

After my first year of law school, I returned home to Rochester, NY as a summer associate at Harter Secrest and Emery LLP. And after my second year of law school, I spent the summer researching and writing under a Harvard Law Summer Academic Fellowship. During my third year of law school I was a student fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit. Prior to coming to Wayne State, I worked as an attorney in the Immigration Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.