I am a philosopher and mental health advocate dedicated to demystifying discussions of mental disorder.
I grew up in the Greater Boston Area, lived in NYC for a few years, and now reside in Philadelphia. I defended my PhD in Philosophy from Temple University in the summer of 2020 and hold an MA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. I have taught philosophy and bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
My book manuscript, Existential Ethics of Mood Disorders (under contract with Rowman and Littlefield), examines the moral challenges of living with depression and anxiety disorders in midst of a constant cultural and psychiatric debate over the existence and treatment of these conditions. The book provides a moral framework for engaging with one’s mental health while navigating conflicting sources of information. In drawing from the existentialist tradition, this work promotes the struggle with these conditions as a struggle with one’s authenticity, freedom, and dignity.
Outside of philosophy, I enjoy exploring cities and amateur photography.