About Me

I’m currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University.  My dissertation, “Evolving the Highest Good: A Study of a Kantian Ideal,” reconstructs productive tensions that arise between our moral calling as individuals and our human nature as a species.  I’m indebted to the generosity of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship for their support in my efforts.

Prior to my Ph.D., I worked at the Phenomenology Section of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg’s Psychiatric Clinic led by Thomas Fuchs.  This wonderful experience followed my time as a student at Heidelberg’s Philosophisches Seminar, where I got my M.A.  My passion for philosophy began when I read Plato for the first time in the Musselman Library at Gettysburg College where I earned my B.A.

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