I am a second year PhD Student in the philosophy program specializing in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, with broader interests in ethics as well. I focus on Hellenistic philosophy, particularly Stoicism, but with specific interest in how the Stoics develop or modify principles of Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy. More generally, I am interested in how ancient ethicists argued for their theories, such as how they used appeals to nature, analogies to other fields, and thought experiments.
I also have interests in contemporary ethics, particularly in the modern revival of virtue ethics and the ways that deontology differs in ancient and contemporary theories.
Prior to coming to Columbia, I received BAs in Philosophy and in Classical Civilization from Yale.