I am a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at the University of Utah working on my dissertation under the supervision of Thi Nguyen and Carlos Santana. My areas of interest include the philosophy of ethics, specifically clinical ethics and nursing ethics, as well as issues of trust, betrayal, and blame.
My dissertation project proposes a novel case for trust in the context of healthcare settings, arguing that trust is a feature of nurse-patient-healthcare institution triads as opposed to merely nurse-patient dyads.
Other recent research projects involve establishing new ethical guidance for nurses on the basis of risk in pandemic settings.
Before coming to Utah, I received my Bachelors in Nursing from University of Maryland School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse in Thoracic and Surgical nursing before going on to earn my Masters in Bioethics from John Hopkins University.
My free time is spent enjoying food with friends, cooking, learning a foreign language, and exploring garden spaces and arboretums.