I am currently a second-year Ph.D. student in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. I am also working on certificates in the following areas: Public Philosophy, Africana Studies, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Prior to Penn, I earned a B.A. in legal studies and philosophy and an M.A in philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
My primary research interests are in the philosophy of race, ethics, and social and political philosophy.
My secondary interests lie in the philosophy of language, philosophy of art, and aesthetics.
During my time at the University of California, Santa Cruz I worked for the Center for Public Philosophy as an Instructor and Programs Coordinator. It was through the Center that I began my passion project: to bring philosophy outside of academia and into the public. I began my journey by teaching philosophy at a newly opened women's jail in Santa Cruz.
My aim is to continue my work in the jails and prisons in collaboration with Penn and the greater Philadelphia area. Currently, I run a philosophy club inside the Philadelphia Department of Prisons Detention Center with the aim of expanding to teaching philosophy courses for credit.