What were your favorite philosophy courses at UCLA?
- Political philosophy
Are there any philosophical issues, readings, or topics that have stayed with you since graduation?
Hume, Locke and others cause me to reflect on issues related to the common good. “From each according to his ability; to each according to his need” is a concept I consider on a daily basis as a citizen and a contributor to my community.
Have you read any philosophy recently that you would recommend?
The Colloquoy I was sent recently was of great interest!
What was your first job or endeavor after UCLA?
I worked for the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. before attending law school. I worked as a staff assistant for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee.
What lessons or skills from philosophy do you use in your career?
Logic figures in frequently, and concepts of justice and fairness are regularly a part of my life as an attorney!
Do you have advice for current students or recent graduates about how to take advantage of and continue their philosophical education?
One of the more significant benefits of an education in philosophic studies is the ability to think — analyze, evaluate, consider alternatives and options, make choices, look at something from a different perspective!