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I am a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. I am interested primarily in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and ancient and medieval Aristotelianism. I earned an MA from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, and a BS from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. My MA thesis focused on the ontology of artifacts. Thinking about artifacts was a great way to think about substances, things I find much more interesting than hammers and chairs. I also like to think about the nature of dispositions, laws of nature, modality, the ultimate constitution of matter, and the history and philosophical merits of Hylomorphism.

Beyond these areas, I'm interested in philosophy generally, but especially normative ethics and social and political philosophy. Between earning my degrees, I spent three years as an analyst for local government and a non-profit think-tank.

Here is my CV.

You can find my published work here.