Welcome! I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Future Mind at Florida Atlantic University. I previously earned my PhD at the philosophy department of the University of Texas at Austin.

One major strand of my research investigates emotions. I defend the view that emotions are experiences that give us reasons for action and evaluative judgments. This informs how we ought (not) to manage our own emotions and the emotions of other people.

I am also interested in issues at the intersection of ethics and technology, including the ethics of virtual actions, the value of virtual friendships, and the moral agency of artificial intelligence.

I also write philosophy for a general audience including pieces on television series and video games. Popular culture is philosophically rich in its own right, and it offers an exciting way to convey the importance of philosophy to the public.

My teaching emphasizes the relevance of philosophical skills and ideas to everyday life. I have taught courses on aesthetics and ethics, as well as an introduction to philosophy through film.