who I am

Many of my teachings come from where I was raised, on the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. I am currently a visitor on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory.

I have a graduate degree in Philosophy from The University of British Columbia, where I now study Psychology. My background is in creative writing and English literature. I am a member in good standing of the CPA and APA. I am a proud member and chair of the Mobilization Committee of CUPE2278, the union representing teaching assistants and markers at UBC and UNBC, and English Language Instructors at UBC. For the 2021-2022 year, I am serving on the coordinating committee of CSEU, The Coalition of Student Employee Unions. I am also a member of a data justice project team with the UBC Gender+ in Research Collective and the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE).

I am currently interested in analytic feminist philosophy and related areas of social epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. One project I’m particularly excited about is a collective endeavour called “The Philosophy Exception,” a metaphilosophical investigation into diversity within the discipline.

Before UBC, I went to college for writing and did an internship with Corus Entertainment. I’ve since been an editor at UJAH, UBC’s Undergraduate Journal of Art History, and UFSA, UBC’s Undergraduate Film Students Association, as well as a writer for the Ubyssey, UBC’s official, independent student-run paper.

I am an embroidery and textile artist, and make my own natural plant dyes. 

I’m a life-long vegetarian, volunteer at Rabbitats, and I read a lot. I live in Vancouver with my partner and our pair of rescued rabbits. In my free time I like to go for walks, watch movies and hockey, and play video games. Here is an interview I did with the APA blog.

Photo by Shane Kilgallen