I'm a fifth year PhD candidate in philosophy and Provost's Graduate Excellence Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. My primary areas of research are philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and action theory. The unifying thread that unites my research interests is the study of mental disorder and its complex relationship with human agency and authenticity.
Before coming to UT Austin, I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016. I am originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota. In my spare time I try to keep up with my trumpet playing, which has been a lifelong pastime of mine. I am not currently in an ensemble here in Austin, but during my time in college I played in various ensembles, including the Band of the Fighting Irish (click here for a low-resolution photo of me on the field!).