My primary research stream focuses on the relationship between the phenomenal characters of our perceptual experiences (what it is like to have them) and their intentional contents (how they represent our current situation in the environment). I defend a previously unarticulated position on this topic, Phenomenal Schematics: the phenomenal characters of our perceptual experiences have a systematic, compositional, and geometric structure that constrains what those experiences can represent. I use variations on classic thought experiments about consciousness (zombies and color spectrum inversion) and, more recently, results from cognitive neuroscience and perceptual psychology to describe the structure of consciousness and its implementation in the processing architecture of our perceptual systems.
I maintain secondary interests in moral psychology, the philosophy of disability, medical ethics, and the foundations of logic. I dabble in Early Modern theories of the mind and their connection to contemporary empirical work.
I graduated as valedictorian from Santa Clara University before obtaining my BPhil from Oxford University and then my PhD from the University of Arizona under Shaun Nichols and Terry Horgan. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow with The Puzzle of Imagistic Cognition research project at the University of Antwerp (2020-2021) and the University of Salzburg (2021-2022).