I am currently a first year PhD student in Philosophy. My interests are broadly in the area of philosophy of psychotherapy, psychology, and social cognition. Both my BAH and MA were completed at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) with a focus on existential philosophy, particularly on self-cultivation and flourishing. I am motivated by bridging existential concepts, such as suffering, authenticity, being-towards-death, with scientific theories about human psychology.
I also have a background in Education with particular interest in critical policy and leadership studies and have worked as a curriculum developer for a program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. As a result, I enjoy taking up roles in organizational management and education during my spare time.
At the Rotman, I serve on the Steering Committee as a graduate student representative, am on the organizing committee for the Inaugural Rotman Graduate Student Conference, and run a working group on Embodiment and Social Psychology as a part of Dr. Michael Anderson’s EMRG Lab. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about graduate life at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy!
(Accepted) “Bildung and Intellectual Virtues: Self-Cultivation as an Educational Outcome”, Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Alberta, June 2021.
(Accepted) “Empowerment through Self-Cultivation as an Educational Outcome: Examining Intellectual Virtues”, Robert Macmillan Symposium in Education, Western University, March 2020.
“Individual and Collective Agency: Motivations for Action”, 13th Annual Western Michigan Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Western Michigan University, November 2019.
(Accepted) “Empowerment through Self-Cultivation as an Educational Outcome: Examining Intellectual Virtues”, Western Research Forum, Western University, March 2020.
“Experiencing Existence: How Phenomenological Inquiry can Contribute to the Ethical Development of Experiential Learning Programs”, Robert Macmillan Symposium in Education, Western University, March 2019.
Education and Self-Cultivation: Foundational Changes for Existential Flourishing (2016)
Winter 2021: Death, Western University (TA)
Fall 2020: Business Ethics, Western University (TA)
Winter 2016: Life, Death, and Meaning, Queen’s University (TA)
Winter 2016: Life, Death, and Meaning, Queen’s University (Guest Lecturer on Harry Frankfurt’s “The Importance of What We Care About”)
Fall 2015: Philosophy of Law, Queen’s University (TA)