I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy and Linguistics at MIT. I was previously a pre-doctoral fellow in the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Before that, I studied philosophy and biology at Wellesley College.
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. I currently co-direct the Experiential Ethics course at MIT and serve as a graduate teaching fellow for the Embedded EthiCS program at Harvard. Next year I will be an Ethics Pedagogy Fellow at Harvard's Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics.
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