About Me


I am a postdoctoral scholar at UCSD’s Institute for Practical Ethics. My research focuses on issues at the intersection of ethics, political philosophy, technology, and the environment. Currently, I am working through the social and ethical implications of genetic engineering–specifically, gene drive technology. I completed my Ph.D. at Goethe University Frankfurt, where I wrote a dissertation (under the supervision of Darrel Moellendorf and Rainer Forst) on the  ethical and political aspects of geoengineering as a policy response to anthropogenic climate change. From 2016-2017 I was a Predoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and in 2017 I joined the Université catholique de Louvain to work with Axel Gosseries as the Bernheim Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Responsibility. I have articles published or forthcoming in: BioethicsJournal of Applied PhilosophyGlobal Environmental Politics; Ethics, Policy, & the Environment; Moral Philosophy and Politics; and the Journal of Global Ethics. And my first book, Climate Engineering: A Normative Perspective, was just published with Lexington Books.


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