I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy and Linguistics at MIT. Previously, I was a pre-doctoral fellow in the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. I completed my undergraduate degree at Wellesley College in philosophy and biology.
My research is in ethics, applied ethics, and the philosophy of action. I am especially interested in the ethics of behavioral influence and in how we should relate to those who are reasoning badly about what to do.
I have done a variety of work in ethics pedagogy, focusing on ethics education for STEM students. Currently, I am an Ethics Pedagogy Fellow at Harvard's Edmund & Lily Safra Center for Ethics. Previously, I taught and co-directed the Experiential Ethics course at MIT and served as a graduate teaching fellow for the Embedded EthiCS program at Harvard.
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