I am a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, specializing in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. My doctoral dissertation is on transformative experience, specifically transformative experiences that we do not choose to undergo such as grief, accident, and illness. In my dissertation, I give a descriptive phenomenological account of grief and other unchosen transformative experiences as involving a disruption to and reorganization of organized systems of practical meaning. In addition to articles on transformative experience, I have also published articles on the cognitive science and philosophy of attention, including on affect-biased attention, hypnosis, and meditative states.

I am also an artist. My practice takes the forms of writing, collaborative research, and performance art. I am part of the performance collective CUERPO, led by Guadalupe Martinez.