Starting in the Fall of 2017, I will be a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at NYU.
Before NYU, I earned a JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and a BA in Philosophy from UCLA, summa cum laude. Prior to law school I worked on Google’s Global Ethics and Compliance team. After law school I clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit, Diane P. Wood. I was then a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and Faculty Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society (where I was previously a Fellow). Immediately prior to starting at NYU I was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. For four years I’ve also been a Teaching Fellow for CopyrightX, a free online copyright course offered under the auspices of Harvard Law School. I’ve also spent short amounts of time at the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook, Keker & Van Nest, and Jenner & Block’s Washington D.C. office.
I’m a lover of books (collecting, book and publishing culture, book history, books-as-objects, etc.), reading (my Goodreads profile is here and you can see my 2017 Reading Challenge progress here. I gladly give and receive reading recommendations), film, and am happy to be here for the Golden Age of US television. Long-distance cycling is my favorite sport; my most recent big ride was from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone. I’m hoping to make it to Mallorca next year. I’m also a very amateur calligrapher/painter/snail mail enthusiast.
I used to be a big Yelp! reviewer until they retroactively took away my elite status for the previous year when I failed to write enough reviews to merit elite status the following year. This experience also goes some way toward explaining my interest in property, as does a story involving Neopets circa 2003 that I’ll save for another time. At one point I had the highest score on Galaga at the Westwood Arcade; it was a big deal.
My publication and presentation page can be found here.