I am an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Center for Bioethics at New York University and a doctoral candidate in NYU's Philosophy Department. I also hold a J.D. from the Law School here. My research focuses on ethics, philosophy of law, and political philosophy.
In my dissertation, Ethics for Fallible People, I examine efforts to act morally, given that our moral judgments are fallible and we’re often uncertain what morality requires. I argue that, in the face of these challenges, it’s not only rational to use effective procedures for trying to be moral – we have a moral responsibility to do so, and being reckless when navigating moral uncertainty, is, itself, a form of moral wrongdoing. These strategic requirements present a large class of under-explored norms of morality. I use these norms to address moral and social questions concerning, for example, interpersonal toleration, exceptions to moral rules in high-stakes cases, and principal-agent relationships (such as those between lawyers and clients, or shareholders and corporate boards).