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Position Title
Graduate Student
TA Consultant



I'm a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Philosophy with a Science & Technology Studies DE. My research tackles the question of how inductive risk and socially responsible science may influence one another in interesting ways--especially in the wake of celebrity or sensational science. Currently, I am working through the case study of embodied trauma, the empirical evidence that supports it, and the scientific communication therein to understand the case study's potential implication on what socially responsible science looks like and how best to communicate said science given the complex conceptual landscape shared between scientists and the public(s).

I also work with the Center of Education Effectiveness to provide pedagogical support for graduate students through workshops, individual consultation on teaching or job market materials, and the creation of evidence-driven institutional resources for teaching such as Canvas modules and Just-in-Time Teaching Guides. You can see more details on how I do this on my profile page there.

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.S Biology from California State University, Fresno
  • B.A Philosophy from California State University, Fresno
  • M.A Philosophy from University of California, Davis
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Epigenetic Inheritance of Trauma
  • Inductive Risk
  • Feminist Philosophy of Science
  • Scientific Communication