I am a first year PhD student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I was previously an MA student in Philosophy at Western University and I completed my BA at McMaster University with a combined honours in Philosophy and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB). I am fascinated by the age-old questions in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and neuroscience. I like approaching these questions through both a “philosophy of mind approach” – vindicating folk psychological ascriptions – and a “philosophy of science approach” – focuses on empirically-tractable views such as those proposed by cognitive science. I also believe that answers to these philosophical problems can be found by studying past thinkers and so I love reading historical figures. I enjoy the thoughts of various early modern philosophers and logical empiricists and am gaining an interest in (partly thanks to this lab) the american pragmatists.