About Me

I am the Senior Clinical Ethics Fellow for the University of California, Los Angeles Health System. In July of 2022, I’ll join the University of California San Diego Health System as a Clinical Ethicist and Manager of the Clinical Ethics Program. My research falls under the broad umbrella of practical ethics, with specific focus on clinical ethics, bioethics, and environmental ethics. Currently, I am working on issues related to medical decision-making capacity, just health care resource allocation, and physician obligations with respect to futile medical treatment. Before joining UCLA, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, San Diego’s Institute for Practical Ethics (2018-2021), the Bernheim Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Responsibility at the Université catholique de Louvain’s Hoover Chair (2017), and a Predoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2016-2017). I earned my PhD in 2018 at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. I have articles published or forthcoming in: Bioethics; Politics, Philosophy & Economics; Journal of Applied Philosophy; Ethics, Policy, & the Environment; Moral Philosophy and Politics; and the Journal of Global Ethics. And my first book, Climate Engineering: A Normative Perspective, was published in 2019 with Lexington Books. Outside of work, I can be found hiking, golfing, and surfing throughout Southern California.