I am a PhD student here at the Temple University Philosophy Department. After completing my Philosophy BA at Villanova University (16) and MA at West Chester University (19), I spent 3 years teaching as an adjunct professor around the greater Philadelphia region. 

My research interests lie at the intersection of Social-Political Theory, Phenomenology, and Education. Specifically dealing with questions surrounding de-programing, self-deception, anti-racist pedagogy, and the phenomenon of communication. Through my research, I hope to develop novel educational modes which undercut cognitive bias and make a better world possible. In my spare time, I am developing the theoretical underpinning for a Social-Political Philosophy course taught through a Dungeons and Dragons style campaign. 

Outside of philosophy, my life is filled with too many passionate hobbies, and I would be glad to talk about gardening, crafting, pets, coaching water polo, or old books, among the rest.