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Born in Davis, CA

Lives & works in New York, NY

Academic Appointments


Lecturer, Fordham University, 2017 - present

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Fordham University, 2015 – 2017



Ph.D. in Philosophy, Fordham University, 2015

Chair: John Drummond

Committee: Babette Babich, Stephen Grimm, Daryl Tress, David Konstan (NYU, Classics)

M.A. in Classics, Fordham University, 2016

M.A. in Humanities, University of Chicago, 2007

B.S. in Physics, B.A. in Philosophy, UCLA, magna cum laude, 2006





“The Limits of Definition: Gadamer’s Critique of Aristotle’s Ethics,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 26 (2018): 1-21.

“Aristotle and the Endoxic Method,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 55 (2017): 383-405

“Universality in Aristotle’s Ethics,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 54 (2016): 181-201.


Translation (with Leonardo Karrer) of Mario Capasso, “Filodemo e i papiri ercolanese,” Oxford Handbook on Epicureanism (New York: Oxford, forthcoming).

Translation of Hans-Georg Gadamer, “Die sokratische Frage und Aristoteles,” in Continental Philosophy Review, 48 (2015): 95-102.

Book Reviews


“Review: The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Hedonists, byJames Warren,” Ancient Philosophy, 36 (2016): 221-225.

“Review: The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, by Peter Simpson,”

Review of Metaphysics, 66 (2014): 668-670.

“Review: Aristotle’s Moral Realism Reconsidered, by Pavlos Kontos,” International Philosophical Quarterly, 52 (2012): 373-377.

Presentations († indicates peer-reviewed)


 American Philosophical Association Main Program “Feminist Intuitions about Oppression and Agency,” Colloquium Paper at EasternDivision Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, New York, NY, January2019. †


“What Must We Know to Benefit from Aristotle’s Ethics?,” Symposium Paper at Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Savannah, GA, January2018. †


“Why Practical Reason Is Not Merely Instrumental,” Colloquium Paper at Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Seattle, WA, April2017. †


“The Endoxic Method in Aristotle,” Colloquium Paper at Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2014. †


Other Presentations


“Feminist Intuitions about Oppression and Agency,” Freedom and Autonomy Conference,London, United Kingdom, May, 2018. †

 ——, Virtue and Moral Reasoning under Oppressive Social Conditions, Montreal, Quebec,February, 2018. †

“Gadamer’s Ethics: A Sketch of Method,” 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Memphis, TN, October 2017. †

 ——, 2017 Annual Conference for the North American Society for PhilosophicalHermeneutics Conference, Baltimore, MD, September 2017. †


“Why Practical Reason Is Not Merely Instrumental,” Tenth Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, CO, August 2017. † 

 ——, Fordham Epistemology & Ethics Workshop, New York, NY, November 2016.

“Metaethics and Gadamer’s Critique of Aristotle,” 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society

 for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2016. †

  ——, 2016 Annual Conference for the North American Society for PhilosophicalHermeneutics Conference, College Station, TX, September 2016. †

 ——, Aristotle in Phenomenology, Fort Wayne, IN, April 2016. †

“Ta Hoti in Aristotle’s Ethics,” Ancient Philosophy Workshop in Philosophy at NYU, New York, NY, April, 2016.

 ——, 147th Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, San Francisco, CA,January 2016. † 

 ——, London Ancient Science Conference 2015, London, UK, February 2015. †

Professional Service


Reviewer for Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie , Epoché, Res Philosophica, Hackett PublishingMember of American Philosophical Association, 2013 –  present


Member of Society for Classical Studies, 2013 –  present

Competitive Awards


Fordham GSAS Alumni Dissertation Fellowship ($28,700), 2014 – 2015

Fordham GSAS Senior Teaching Fellowship ($27,000), 2013 – 2014

Fordham Graduate Seminar in Jesuit Pedagogy ($3,800), 2013

Fordham GSAS Summer Research Fellowship ($4,000), 2011 and 2013

Fordham Center for Medieval Studies First-Year Graduate Essay Prize, 2009

UCLA Dept. of Philosophy Donald A. Kalish Prize (awarded to most promising undergraduates), 2006

UCLA Regent’s Scholar (top 100 of 40K annual applicants awarded full tuition), 2001 – 2005


Ancient Greek (reading: excellent)Latin (reading: excellent)

German (reading and speaking: excellent; writing: good)

Italian (speaking and reading: good)

French (reading: good)

Community Service

Spark (Board Member, Board Chair), 2013 –  present

Spark ( is a non-profit organization that advances gender equality by providing young people with accessible forms of philanthropy. Spark achieves its mission primarily through a grant making model whereby Spark members solicit, vet, and vote on grant applications, and then subsequently raise funds and provide pro bono services for selected grantees. The Spark network of 15,000+ constitutes the largest group of millennial philanthropists in the United States. As Board Chair, I am responsible for Board governance and fundraising, as well as working with the Executive Director to execute all facets of the organization’s work, from fundraising to developing relationships with our grantees, members, partner organizations, and media.

Academic Appointments
Book Reviews
Professinal Service
Competitive Awards
Community Service
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