I am a first-year philosophy PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh. I did my undergraduate work at Seton Hall University, where I double majored in philosophy and religious studies.
My research interests range widely over normative ethics, moral psychology, and metaphysics. Currently, I am especially interested in three questions:
(1) Is love intrinsically good for beings like us?
(2) Is death, in any significant sense, bad for the person who dies?
(3) What should we infer from the fact that we did not, and likely will not, care about many of the things we currently care about? What does that say, for example, about the rationality of long-term planning? Or about the desirability of living a prolonged life? Or about backward-looking attitudes, like gratefulness and regret?
Besides philosophy, I also really like animation and science fiction!