I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. I’m currently writing a dissertation (under the supervision of Tom Hurka, with Arthur Ripstein and Julia Nefsky) on the role of national partiality in the ethics of war. Prior to coming to Toronto, I earned my B.A. (honors) in philosophy from the University of Missouri, followed by a year of teaching English to elementary school kids in Montpellier, France with the TAPIF program.
My research interests are primarily in normative ethics and political philosophy, but I also maintain interests in philosophy of law, bioethics, and aesthetics. In addition to my work on national partiality in war, I've also been developing projects on the morality of sanctions, some topics in bioethics (right now: autonomy in physician-assisted suicide), and the significance of the genetic relationship in partiality.
Outside of philosophy, I enjoy podcasts, comedy, Kansas City sports teams, and, maybe most of all, traveling.