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I am currently a doctoral candidate in the philosophy department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

I am interested in issues in metaethics and epistemology. Recently, my work has focused on various issues surrounding moral perception. However, I am also interested in the nature and epistemic status of moral intuition, the possibility of a priori moral knowledge, peer disagreement, and non-naturalist moral realism. I also have teaching and research interests in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of education, and applied ethics. 

I am currently working on a dissertation on how agents come to have justified verdictive moral judgments and justified beliefs in general moral principles. 

I was born in Medford, Oregon, grew up in Bakersfield, California, and, after a stint at Bakersfield College, I graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Bakersfield. In 2007 I began my graduate career at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and earned my MA in Philosophy from the UW in 2010.