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), and gladly give and receive reading recommendations. I also love movies. Going to Sundance in 2016 was a life highlight and I hope to go back someday (though as “memorable” as getting up at 4am to stand in line for tickets is, ideally my triumphant return will be paired with enough money to buy a pass).
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.