I am a first-year PhD candidate in Philosophy at New York University. I’m interested in value theory, with topical interests in law, policy, technology, social science, and social theory. Some questions I'm currently thinking about are:
- legal, political, and mathematical considerations about political and racial gerrymandering;
- questions of morality and institutional design arising from behavioral economics; and
- the moral and legal status of artificially intelligent agents.
I completed an AB at Harvard University in 2017, with a joint concentration in Philosophy and African & African American Studies and a secondary field in Computer Science. On the way to this degree I also completed coursework and research in statistics and signal processing.
From 2017 to 2019 I enjoyed a professional career as a data scientist and data engineer at Civis Analytics. I did a lot of computer programming during this time, and continue to program as a hobbyist as well as for personal productivity. I’m particularly interested right now in scientific computing (including probabilistic programming), document formatting and typesetting, and programming language design.
Outside of philosophy, I love music and enjoy being outdoors.