What were your favorite philosophy courses at UCLA?
I enjoyed taking classes by Professor Burge, especially Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Psychology. History of Greek Philosophy was also quite interesting.
Are there any philosophical issues, readings, or topics that have stayed with you since graduation?
Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle), The Republic (Plato), and Foundations of the Mind (Burge) continue to fascinate me.
What was your first job or endeavor after UCLA?
After UCLA, I spent one year studying computer science and then began working as a Software Engineer for Accenture (a consulting firm).
What lessons or skills from philosophy do you use in your career?
Critical thinking, creative problem solving, and logical reasoning are all essential skills for writing software. Assessing which tool is right for the job (among various competing tools) is usually based on philosophical argument.
Do you have advice for current students or recent graduates about how to take advantage of and continue their philosophical education?
I highly recommend developing a relationship with professors and visiting them during office hours. Definitely keep up with the readings and attend section!