I’m an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York-CUNY, affiliated faculty at the Graduate Center-CUNY, and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2017, I was awarded the inaugural Scheffler Prize for my work in Philosophy of Education by the American Philosophical Society. When I’m not teaching and writing, I moonlight as an ethicist on Pickle, a WNYC podcast for kids. During the 2015/2016 academic year, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the Princeton Center for Human Values.
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. 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 their path to upward mobility. I am no longer collecting stories for the book, but please do check back for updates on the project.