I was born and grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and did my undergrad at Pitt, where I majored in engineering but fell in love with philosophy. Since then, my love affair convinced me to leave a stable job, good pay, and contributing to society for the chance to 'do' philosophy professionally - I know, doesn't make much sense on paper...
Now I'm in the Masters of Philosophy program at the University of Houston ('22-'24)! I'm a full time graduate student and teaching assistant.
I've always been deeply interested in freedom, agency, and responsibility--those questions (in a religious context) were what got me interested in philosophy in the first place! I'm also interested in metaethics and applied ethics, moral psychology, social epistemology, and have recently been exploring existentialism and political philosophy.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and did my undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. I majored in mechanical engineering and minored in philosophy. After graduating, I spent three years working in the engineering field and further exploring philosophy with the aim of going back to graduate school. While I'm not using much of Pitt's $100k engineering degree these days, it did allow me to fix up this beauty and keep her running well enough (so far...)
I started my MA degree in philosophy at the University of Houston in the fall of 2022. I'm a teaching assistant there and plan to apply to PhD programs in the fall/winter of 2023. Besides reading and reading (and sometimes reading), I love to play golf--even though I can't break into those sweet 70's--hike, and play tennis, racquetball, or any other pickup sport I can find.