I am an award winning, published philosophy professor in the Chicago area with a desire to make philosophy more accessible and applicable to our daily lives. I integrate active and dynamic pedagogical methods for my face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. My philosophical interests and areas of specialization relate to feminist, postcolonial, critical-race philosophy along with food ethics.
Outside of the classroom I have directed a service learning program, directed an LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and currently run/write for an ethical vegetarian food blog, ChiVeg, which features my homemade vegetarian/vegan recipes along with restaurant reviews from a plant-based perspective. I freelance for various publications such as Eater Chicago and LoganSquarist.
I have published on nonviolence and plant-based eating in Through a Vegan Studies Lens. This past year I have published a chapter on multiracial identity in the innovative Philosophy for Girls book, and am currently working on an article on philosophy and food for the upcoming Public Philosophy textbook.
Public speaking or virtual speaking is another way for me to inspire philosophical interest. I have conducted LGBTQ+ allyship trainings for police officers and given talks to various communities on inclusivity and authenticity. My YouTube Channel is where I post teaching videos for my students and applied philosophy videos for the general public.