I received my BA in philosophy in 2003 from the University of Akron and my Ph.D. in philosophy in 2009 from the University of Rochester, where I specialized in metaphysics and the philosophy of language. I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University South Bend during the 2009-2010 academic year. From 2010 to 2013, I worked as a Test Specialist for the Law School Admission Council, where my duties included writing and reviewing questions for the LSAT. I am currently an aspiring applied ontologist.