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I received my PhD in philosophy with a graduate certificate in cognitive science from the University of Colorado and my AB in philosophy from Harvard University.

In November 2018, I defended my dissertation on vagueness, ethics, and their intersection. Comprising my dissertation committee were Graham Oddie (chair), Michael Huemer, Chris Heathwood, Raul Saucedo, and Ned Hall (Harvard).

I grew up in Colorado Springs. After graduating from Harvard, I remained in Cambridge and worked for Robert Pozen (Senior Lecturer MIT Sloan School of Management, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, Former SEC General Council), researching and editing his book on financial regulatory reform called, Too Big to Fail: How to Save the US Financial System. I also played guitar and sang in a band. I then spent two years living in Avon, CO working for the marketing research department of Vail Resorts before beginning the PhD program at Boulder in 2011.    

Outside of philosophy I enjoy writing/playing music, skiing/snowboarding, watching movies, and going to whatever concerts I can manage. 

In AY 16-17 I was awarded the University of Colorado Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. This university-wide award is the highest distinction possible for a graduate instructor at CU. In AY 17-18 I was awarded the Morriston Teaching Award by the CU Philosophy Department.