Community science and public understanding of science

I am Associate Director for Community Science at the Galápagos Alliance. Our current project is a long-term community science project that equips local high school students from the island of San Cristóbal to conduct behavioral research on the endangered Galápagos Sea Lion. You can find a full description of the project here.


Social epistemology

I am also a member of the Computational Social Philosophy Lab (CSPL) led by Daniel Singer and Patrick Grim, which investigates social epistemologyphilosophy of science, and political philosophy using agent-based computer models. Our latest project explores mechanisms that can produce, maintain, and destroy group deliberation and group polarization. 


Social evolution

From 2013-2015 I conducted empirical work on brood care, caste regulation, and co-adaptation in Temnothorax and Monomorium (pharaoh) ants in Timothy Linksvayer's Social Evolution Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. 


Engaged philosophy

From 2015 to 2016 co-led (with Justin Bernstein and Karen Detlefsen) a philosophy club for high school students at Philadelphia Futures.