As an applied and theoretical environmental philosopher, I study structural and systemic functioning at the intersection of nature and society. For me, science and philosophy of science go hand-in-hand. I find myself puzzling together documentary evidence to inform my theoretical assessments, and applying systems thinking to bioethical case studies. Philosophy provides the overview directing where applied and empirical interventions may be most valuable in effecting political and social benefit. My public health policy research extends crucial philosophical and ethical insights into real impact in the world, focused on health disparities..
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Before UCSF, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna , on an Austrian National Science Foundation grant I co-wrote titled “New Directions in Plant Ethics.” In 2015 I earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Philosophy at the University of Kiel, Germany. Before that, I earned a Master’s and completed doctoral work in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, a Master’s in Political Theory at the London School of Economics, and BAs in Rhetoric and Political Science at UC Berkeley.
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