I am a graduate student at Indiana University pursuing a PhD in philosophy. I expect to complete the degree over the summer of 2017. I have a BA in philosophy from the University of Kansas and an MA in philosophy from Northern Illinois University.

My main interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of mind, consciousness studies, and philosophy of cognitive science. I am also knowledgeable in philosophy of biology, epistemology, and philosophy of language.

In my dissertation I advance a new approach to the study of consciousness and its evolutionary origins.