I took a somewhat long road to philosophy. I was an athlete primarily throughout high school, culminating in a two year educational hiatus where I pursued an ill-fated ice hockey career. Upon realizing my unsuitability for such a pursuit, I went to school at Rutgers where I mostly studied history, art history, and literature my first few years. After finally getting serious about philosophy my senior year, I was fortunate enough to get into the Master's program at Georgia State, and then the doctoral progam at UC San Diego. I have lived across broad swaths of the US at this point, as well as several places in Europe, and am very happy to have landed in New Orleans.

Outside of philosophy, my interests are primarily artsy and outdoorsy. I try to keep up my literary interests when possible. My current favorite author is Jaswinder Bolina. My long love affair with Russian literature culminated in a trip to the Dostoevsky museum in St. Petersburg in 2013; other past favorites have included Rilke, Neruda, Huxley, Sartre, Nietzsche, and Billy Collins. I play folksy acoustic guitar, often ending up as something like a bad Iron & Wine cover band. And I try to get out hiking whenever I can.