Area of Interest: Epistemology and ethics
Mikaela is a PhD student in the department of philosophy at UCLA. Having received her BA in philosophy from the University of Calgary and her MA in philosophy from the University of Toronto, she hails from the great white north (Canada).
Mikaela enjoys studying (and being a TA in) many areas of philosophy including ethics, ancient Greek philosophy (esp. Plato), pragmatism, the philosophy of mind (esp. perception), and political philosophy; but she has always been most drawn to topics in epistemology. She enjoys everything epistemology: theories of knowledge, the nature of belief, formal epistemology, and normative epistemology (including the ethics of belief).
When Mikaela isn’t doing philosophy, she enjoys listening to music, baking, and though she is new to it, she also enjoys lifting heavy things at the gym. If you see her around, don’t hesitate to say hi!