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Photo: Ilich Mejia, Courtesy of the Global Grads Featured Scholar at UNC

I am a Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. I work in philosophy of mind, language, cognitive science, and social philosophy. My current research explores philosophical issues related to attachment, transformation, and the self.  In the past, I did philosophy of mathematics, with special interests in explanations in mathematical proofs. My teaching experiences, aligned with my research, extend from western to non-western philosophical traditions on those issues, as well as mathematical logic and critical reasoning.   

At UNC, I received Royster Fellowship, an interdisciplinary and multi-year award that is the UNC Graduate School’s most selective fellowship. I have been active in the interdisciplinary Royster Program where I developed a first-year, interdisciplinary seminar on language, focusing on the philosophical, linguistic, and educational aspects of language learning. I also served as a mentor for the Carolina Covenant program for first-generation undergraduate students on graduate planning and career advising. I have been leading and involved in a number of projects on diversity, education, and public humanities on campus, in local libraries, K-12 schools, and corporations. Recently, I explore techniques in natural language processing that can help language learners improve their linguistic competence. 

You can contact me here.