Welcome! I am a PhD candidate at the philosophy department of the University of Texas at Austin.

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

I also write essays for a popular audience on the philosophical themes of television series and video games. Popular culture is philosophically rich in its own right, and it offers an accessible way to convey the importance of philosophy to the public.

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