I am a Teaching Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Outreach Director for UNC's Philosophy Outreach Program and the Parr Center for Ethics.  My main research program identifies theoretical and practical implications of the profound racial injustice within American policing and punishment. Alongside this work, I also maintain a research program in metaethics and moral psychology on moral motivation and the nature of desire. I have strong interests in public philosophy and civic engagement, and have regularly participated in philosophy discussions with young children, high school students, youth offenders, GED students, and residents of local retirement communities.

Previously, I was the Assistant Director of the Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I worked to promote ethical literacy throughout the University community. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Nebraska, and my B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Minnesota.