Service


Image of good philosophers in Boulder    My roles in administration and service have ranged from organizing conferences and summer seminars, to refereeing for journals, to serving as the President of CU's philosophy graduate student body, to volunteering with CU-Boulder's Graduate Teaching Program. However, much of my work in this domain has focused in one way or another on addressing various aspects of philosophy's well-known diversity problem.
    After two years teaching as a part of the Teach for America program, I immediately took an active role in connecting Teach for America teachers with the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO), which sends CU-Boulder graduate students and faculty in philosophy into public schools throughout the state. My explicit hope in that effort and, later, during my three-year tenure as the Director of POPCO, in expanding the program's reach was to play a role in attracting students from diverse backgrounds to the study of philosophy to help with the so-called “pipeline problem.”  
    While at CU, I also organized a workshop aimed at helping graduate students become better prepared to address sexual harassment when they experience it or witness it in various academic contexts. Because of my role in that workshop, I was asked to join and was honored to serve on a campus-wide Sexual Misconduct Advisory Board, which put together a survey to help CU-Boulder better address these issues across campus.