I graduated from Millikin University in 2011 majoring in philosophy and history. I was awarded the Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz Philosophy Award, the Dr. J. Graham Provan History Award, and the Scovill Prize. I earned my J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014 where I was a managing editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice and obtained honors in legal research, writing, and statutory interpretation. After graduating law school, I worked for the Minnesota Federal Public Defender. From 2015-17, I served as a law clerk for Judge Susan N. Burke in Hennepin County District Court. I am currently the law clerk for Justice Shirley S.
I graduated from Millikin in 2010 as a philosophy major and am now a partner with Clark and Jones, Attorneys at Law in Rushville, Illinois. Before returning to Illinois to practice law, I was an associate attorney with the firm of Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel in New York City, New York in September, 2014. As noted on the firm’s webpage, “Cahill is frequently associated with landmark legal rulings, including its successful defense of The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, National Broadcasting Co. v. United States (among the most significant cases ever decided concerning the power and authority of the Federal Communication Commission), and Times Picayune v.
I graduated from Millikin University in 2010 with majors in Philosophy and Political Science. During my time at Millikin, I was active on the moot court team. Following graduation, I attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (“Wash U”) and graduated cum laude in 2013. During my time at Wash U, I received an award for top oral advocate in our school wide Wiley Rutledge Moot Court competition and won our school’s Environmental Moot Court competition. I was also an editor on the Wash U Law Review and received a CALI award for the top grade in my Criminal Justice Seminar.
I graduated Millikin in 2010 summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. Prior to switching my major to Philosophy and then adding Political Science, I was a double-major in Music Business and Commercial Music. While at Millikin, I participated in Moot Court for three years, to great success. After graduation, I did my first year of law school at CU Boulder; I then transferred to Seattle University, where I graduated in 2013. While in law school, I worked as a law clerk in one of the area’s pre-eminent traumatic personal injury firms and was a regional semifinalist in the Thomas Tang 2012 Moot Court competition.
Career Field Academic Philosophy-Public Policy Leadership
I graduated from Millikin in 2007 as a Philosophy and History double major. After Millikin, I earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Florida, and then I earned my Ph.D. in philosophy from Florida State University in 2016. My research focuses on moral responsibility and the ethics of blame and punishment, as well as the nature of hypocrisy and its connection to moral standing and leadership. Currently I work as an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi in the Public Policy Leadership department, an interdisciplinary department composed of faculty from diverse backgrounds in political science, philosophy, public administration, and geography.
Career Field Non-Profit Criminal Justice Reform
I am a 2006 Millikin University philosophy and political science double major and a James Millikin Scholar in the Honors Program. I earned numerous awards honoring my academic achievements during my time at Millikin, including membership in Alpha Lambda Delta. Perhaps most impressively, I was honored at the spring 2006 Honors Convocation with a Scovill Award, the highest academic honor that Millikin University bestows on its students.
Career Field Academic-Public Health & Medicine
I graduated summa cum laude from Millikin 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science. While at Millikin I participated in the Honors Program and was inducted into Alpha Lamda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. In addition, I was an RA and involved in several student organizations including the newly formed Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow group. At graduation, I received the Millikin Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Scholarship Recipient. I then enrolled at the University of Iowa in the College of Public Health where I completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Master’s Degree of Health Administration.