I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. My primary research is in social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, moral philosophy, and philosophy of law. I also work on questions in feminist philosophy, criminal law, bioethics, and legal ethics. I am writing a dissertation on informal political representation under the supervision of Tommie Shelby, T.M. Scanlon, Richard Moran, and Eric Beerbohm.
I hold a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy and Africana Studies from New York University. I have served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rosemary Barkett and the Honorable Judge Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and as a legal adviser to Judge Barkett on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.
My work has been enriched by engagement with several cross-disciplinary communities, each of which has generously supported my research: the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School.
I was born and raised in Hackensack, New Jersey, a city I love.
"Muscular Dystrophy and Medical Solidarity: An Essay on Rare Diseases and Common Causes"
Upcoming Summer Seminars and Summer Schools
This summer, I am looking forward to engaging with and learning from several philosophical communities, including:
as a participant at Philosophy and Social Science, Institute of Philosophy, Prague, May 2017;
as a panelist at PIKSI Boston, MIT, June 2017;
as a participant at Ontology and Metaontology, CEU, Budapest, July 2017.