What were your favorite philosophy courses at UCLA?

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Religion

Do you have a good story or two about the department?

There are many, but I particularly loved the Philosophy 100 series; learning alongside one hundred of my fellow undergraduate philosophers was powerful.

Are there any philosophical issues, readings, or topics that have stayed with you since graduation?

Feminist Aesthetics

What was your first job or endeavor after UCLA?

I am a graduate teaching associate in the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, where I teach courses like Philosophy of Art, Feminist Moral Issues, and Introduction to Philosophical Literature to undergraduates.

I also teach yoga and meditation, with an emphasis in Eastern philosophy, outside of the academy.

What lessons or skills from philosophy do you use in your career?

Through philosophy, I have learned (and continue to learn) how to read, write, speak, think, and live well.

Do you have advice for current students or recent graduates about how to take advantage of and continue their philosophical education?

To prospective or current students — build relationships with your professors and classmates, attend office hours, engage with the readings, attend talks and lectures, study a minor and foreign language, and most importantly, savor and be present for it all.