I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to this, I completed a M.A. at Texas Tech University and a B.A. at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota, which is where I was born and raised.
Most of my philosophical interests and research involve one or more of five interrelated, overlapping areas of moral philosophy, broadly construed: value theory, virtue ethics, the emotions and sentiments, meaningfulness of/in life, and evil (its nature, harms, and so on). I am especially interested in issues at the intersections of these areas. I have some closely related interests in classical Confucian philosophy, especially where this intersects my other interests, and in moral improvement and cultivation. Finally, I have some secondary interests in Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and ancient philosophy and ethics.
Outside of this, I enjoy reading and thinking about intellectual history and political philosophy/theory, science-fiction and fantasy, playing PC games, and listening to EDM, metal, classic rock, and indie. I have a guitar that someday I will learn how to play (hopefully). I live with my partner and a small, brown rabbit that does her best to destroy as many phone chargers as she can.
moral philosophy, broadly construed to include value theory, metaethics, virtue ethics, meaning of/in life, and evil; moral psychology (especially the emotions, sentiments, or reactive attitudes); Chinese philosophy (especially classical Confucian ethics and political philosophy)