I primarily work at the intersection of 19th & 20th century philosophy (esp. Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty), phenomenology, the philosophy of art, and the philosophy of time.  I received my M.A. in Philosophy from Boston University in 2013, writing my thesis on Nietzschean theories of  governance.  My dissertation, which is titled The Phenomenology of Time-Consciousness in Art:  Merleau-Ponty, Temporality, and the Rupture of Freedom is being advised by Dr. Daniel Dahlstrom and Dr. Allen Speight.  I have been awarded several research grants to further my work in philosophy.  I organize and run the multidisciplinary Boston University Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art Reading Group and I am a member of the Boston Phenomenology Circle.   I also “dabble” in ethical theory and moral psychology, particularly, regarding comparability problems as they pertain theories of well-being, and the relationship between value and time-consciousness.  I enjoy metal, trance, mountain climbing, swimming, video games, reading about physics and astronomy, and eating exceptionally hot peppers.