My Roxy girl
Mount Stephen Fossil Quarry, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

I was born and raised in the Canadian prairie city Regina Saskatchewan

During my time there, I received a BA with High Honours in Philosophy from the University of Regina in 2010 under the supervision of David Elliott. My honors thesis was titled "How to Build a Moral Bridge with Words." This project focused on the intersection between ethics and philosophy of language.

In Regina my partner and I adopted our dog Roxy from the Regina Humane Society before moving to London, Ontario

I found Dazy (above) in London and received my Masters at Western University in 2011 under the supervision of John Nicholas titled "Subcortical Structures and their Role in Conscious Function." My undergraduate and masters work set a foundation for my later developing interests in values, scientific practice, and the life sciences.

My partner Wade, Roxy, Dazy, and our cat Casper moved to Calgary and learned how to flip our house HGTV style

I finished my PhD in 2017 followed by a one year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary

University of Calgary, CanadaMy supervisor Marc Ereshefsky (UCalgary) is on the left. A good friend and colleague Celso Neto (Exeter) is on the right.

My dissertation titled "Individuality, the Major Transitions, and the Evolutionary Contingency Thesis" was supervised by Marc Ereshefsky. C. Kenneth Waters, Megan Delehanty, Jessica Theodore, and John Beatty (UBC) were on the committee. 

Then I moved to beautiful California where I discovered the archives during my postdoctoral work at Stanford University's Patrick Suppes Center for The History & Philosophy of Science (2018-2020) with Helen Longino.

San Jose, California
Davis, California

Thanks to SSHRC postdoctoral funding from the University of British Columbia (with John Beatty), a Friedman-Longino Fellowship from Stanford, and an anonymous donor I spent one more year on the west coast in UC Davis' PhilBio Lab with Jim Griesemer and Roberta Millstein while continuing to visit the archives at Stanford. 

I started working as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2021. 

In 2022 I organized a climate and diversity panel discussion for my professional association Philosophy of Science. I am also a member of the International Society for Philosophy, History, and Sociology of Biology Association, an affiliate member of Boston University's Center for Philosophy and History of Science, and a member of UMass Lowell's Center for Women and Work. I hold a certification for mental health first aid from the National Council for Mental Well Being and continue to supervise students in processing archival work. Currently I am the major-minor coordinator for my department.

Boston, Massachusetts
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Here's my CV.

Vita November 2023