I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science. Starting in August 2018, I will be an assistant professor of philosophy at Virginia Tech.
My research is all about the life sciences: How are sciences like biology and ecology able to come to grips with the messy, chaotic, and complex phenomena that they study? How can we use results from these sciences to solve social and environmental problems? What does the general public need to know about the life sciences?
It is important to me to connect my research to the real world. In the past, that has meant teaching philosophy to under-served high school students. Right now, it means participating in community science initiatives in the Galápagos Islands and in the United States.
During the summer of 2018, I’m backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail in California, Oregon, and Washington. Along the way, I’ll be working on two projects: collecting data about the flowering status of several plants for Walking with Wildflowers and conducting interviews with hikers for a podcast I’m calling Campfire Talk.
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