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  1. PhD., Philosophy, University of Oregon (expected 2020)
  2. M.A., Philosophy and Literary Studies, California State University Stanislaus (2014)
  3. B.A., Philosophy, California State University Stanislaus (2007, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors)

Selected Grants, Fellowships, & Recognitions

  1. Oregon Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship (2019-2020)
  2. Department of Philosophy Graduate Fellow: Research (Spring 2019)
  3. Oregon Humanities Center Graduate Research Support Fellowship (2018-2019)
  4. Participant in the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Città di Castello, Italy (2018)
  5. Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award (Summer 2018)
  6. Philosophy Matters Prize for best graduate student essay (2017-2018)
  7. Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Fellowship, CSU Stanislaus (2010-2011)
  8. Outstanding Student in Philosophy, CSU Stanislaus (2006-2007)

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. “Spinoza: From Art to Philosophy,” Philosophy Today 64:1 (Winter 2020, forthcoming)
  2. “Thinking Through Sound: Martin Heidegger and Wallace Stevens,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy (Winter 2020, forthcoming)
  3. “Phytology, Between Φύσις and Ζώη,” Kronos Philosophical Journal (2019, forthcoming)

Invited Talks

  1. “Thinking Through Sound: Martin Heidegger and Wallace Stevens,” California State University, Stanislaus, September 28, 2017

Conference Presentations

  1. “Vegetal Temporalities,”” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Western Phenomenology Conference, San Francisco, California, April 8-11, 2020
  2. “Hegel’s Double Discourse Concerning Vegetal Life,”” 71st Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference, Pacific University, October 25-26, 2019
  3. “Phytological Tensions in Aristotle’s On the Soul,” Northwest Ancient Philosophy Conference, University of Oregon, September 21, 2019
  4. “Spinoza: From Art to Philosophy,” Northwest Philosophy Conference, Bellevue College, October 19-20, 2018
  5. “Aristotle and the Hubris of Plant Life,” Collegium Phaenomenologicum Participants Conference, Città di Castello, Italy, July 7-8, 2018
  6. “The Body of Language: Thinking Through Sound,” The Ninth Annual Meeting of The Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, University of San Francisco, September 28-30, 2017
  7. “Transversal Sounds, Sonorous Thoughts: on Poetry and Philosophy,” Transformable Identities Conference, Oregon State University, March 10-11, 2017
  8. “Rodolfo Kusch’s Philosophical Logic,” Trans-American Experience Conference, University of Oregon, November 5-6, 2015
  9. “Comets and Volcanoes: Calvino and the Festivity of Language,” The Seventh Annual Meeting of The Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, Seattle University, September 24-26, 2015

Selected Departmental Service

  1. Graduate Representative, Graduate Program Revision Committee (2019)
  2. Graduate Representative, Committee of the Whole (2018-2019)
  3. Managing Editor, The Thinking Duck (department newsletter) (2017-2018)
  4. Graduate Representative, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (2016-2017)
  5. Undergraduate Advisor for Philosophy (2016-2017)
  6. Graduate Representative, Graduate Studies Committee (2015-2016)
  7. Undergraduate Advisor for Incoming Freshmen (2015-2017)
  8. Graduate Representative, Committee of the Whole (2014-2015)