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. In 2018, I was awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy‘s Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2017 Best Paper Award for my paper Reasoning under Scarcity. In 2017, I was awarded the inaugural Scheffler Prize for my work in Philosophy of Education by the American Philosophical Society.
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. During the 2015/2016 academic year, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the Princeton Center for Human Values. When I’m not teaching, writing, or snuggling with my daughter, I moonlight as an ethicist on Pickle, a WNYC podcast for kids. I was born and grew up in Lima, Peru where I attended Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Currently, I’m working on a book on the ethical challenges faced by students from low-income and/or minority backgrounds on the path of upward mobility.