About Me


I earned my undergraduate degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Hartford in 2006. My honors thesis was advised by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, whose philosophy of science classes originally got me interested in the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. I spent my third year of my undergraduate degree as an exchange student in the philosophy track at King’s College, London.

In 2009, I earned an M.A. in the Philosophical Foundations of Physics program at Columbia University. My thesis was entitled Wavefunction Ontology and Formal Enactment and was advised by David Z. Albert.

I began my degree at Maryland in 2009. My work during my PhD primarily focused on quantum information and the sense in which foundational progress can be made in quantum theory within that framework. I also worked extensively on the conceptual implications of closed time-like curve assisted quantum computational circuits. I spent the fall semester of 2014 as a visiting research scholar in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University in London, Ontario.

I completed my PhD in 2015, and took two-year position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman Institute, working on issues in the foundations of physics. My supervisor was Wayne Myrvold.

I am currently a faculty instructor in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching writing seminars on topics from the philosophy of science.

I grew up in Yarmouth, Maine, a small town just north of Portland. When not working on philosophy and physics, I enjoy playing with my slowly expanding guitar collection.

2015 Fender Special Edition 60's Stratocaster and 1994 Fender Strat Special

Here are two of them