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I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, as well as the Director of Graduate Studies for our department's incredible MA program. Before coming to Virginia Tech, I was an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at the NYU Center for Bioethics. 


I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill. I work primarily in normative ethics, bioethics, feminist philosophy, and moral psychology. My current philosophical research centers on the ethics of belief, especially in connection with self-knowledge and self-deception. I am also interested in 'rationally unjustifiable' emotions like agent-regret and survivor's guilt. Within bioethics, I am interested in ethical issues related to family caregiving and the end of life.

In 2022, I was selected as Outstanding Faculty Mentor for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

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