I am a Ph.D. student in philosophy at the University of Connecticut. My primary focus is on the interaction of ethics and epistemology, asking how our moral position impacts our epistemic capabilities and examining the effects of our degree of self-knowledge on various matters. My principal conviction is that unethical behavior undermines our ability to know things, and there is nothing to do in life but to know things, and die. Therefore, our reason to be moral is to preserve the only capacity we have to make life valuable.

Subsequent areas of interest include aesthetics, social epistemology, practical reasoning, intellectual honesty, and pragmatism; I share the pragmatists' conviction that answering one question requires answering all questions.

Historical figures of interest include James Baldwin, Nietzsche, and Oscar Wilde.