I am a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. My work is focused around topics in History and Philosophy of Science, with a special focus on the life sciences. In 2013 I completed a B.A. in Philosophy at Saint Edward’s University, and in 2016 an M.A. in Philosophy at Louisiana State University. My main research interests lie in evolutionary explanations of complex social and cultural phenomena, and explanation in the historical sciences (paleobiology, anthropology, etc.).
I live in Philadelphia with my wife, three-year-old daughter, and two dogs. I like to read pulpy science fiction novels, listen to jazz and blues records, play guitar, and drink craft beer. I’m also a college football aficionado. I root for the LSU Tigers, UCLA Bruins, and Texas Longhorns.