What were your favorite philosophy courses at UCLA?

  • 177A Nietzsche on the soul & 130 Space and Time

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

  • Hannah Widmaier and Nefeli Ralli were outstanding T.A.’s to philosophize with about life outside of class material. They kept my love of philosophy alive and well.

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

  • Justice, free will, fulfillment, emotions, deep space, dark matter, dark energy, quantum physics, environmental ethics, A.I. and machine ethics.

Have you read any philosophy recently that you would recommend?

  • Robert Greene

What was your first job or endeavor after UCLA?

  • Account Executive at Yelp!

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

  • Critical thinking, most important, the ability to learn, interpret, and comprehend new ideas or information independently.

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

  • Learn to love, respect, and appreciate learning itself.