About

I’m currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Konrad Lorenz Institute (KLI) for Evolution and Cognition Research in Klosterneuburg, Austria (near Vienna).  My research focuses on the ways in which experimental psychology enters into debate about the value of empathy in society.  Before moving to Vienna, I completed my PhD under the supervision of  Tim Lewens in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.  Prior to that, I lived in Berlin for a year and did a program in value studies at the European College for Liberal Arts (now Bard College Berlin).  I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Yale University, where I did research on auditory and visual perception in human adults, Rhesus macaque monkeys, and capuchin monkeys.

I’m originally from New York.  In my spare time, I love travelling, cooking, and learning new languages.  I’m also an avid runner–I’m currently training for the Vienna City Marathon (my first one!), which will take place on 22 April 2018.