I’m an associate professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center-CUNY, and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Starting in January of 2020, I will be associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. My areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University and my A.B. from Princeton University.
My paper Reasoning under Scarcity was awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy‘s Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2017 Best Paper Award and my work in the philosophy of education was awarded the American Philosophical Association’s Scheffler Prize. During the 2015/2016 academic year, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the Princeton Center for Human Values.
I’m an area editor for Ergo and Philosophy Compass and, starting in the Fall of 2019, I will be a part of the APA’s committee on Hispanics in the profession. When I’m not teaching, researching, or snuggling with my daughter, I engage in public philosophy. I have been a guest ethicist on Pickle, a WNYC podcast for kids; interviewed for PBS and IAI news; and written pieces for Aeon, The Philosophers’ Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. I was born and grew up in Lima, Peru where I attended Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt.
My book Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility will be out with Princeton University Press in Fall 2019.