2018 Master's Cohort

2018  master's in philosophy cohort

From left: Arantxa Ortiz, Kyle Tebo, Victoria FitzPatrick, Ariadne Dubus, Ripley Stroud, Nathan Reiser, Andrew Steele, Jamie Gregora and Christian Aulenbach. Not pictured: Joshua Duquette.

The following students entered the master's in philosophy program in fall 2018:

cj aulenbach, m.a. in philosophy student
C.J. Aulenbach
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort
Course Assistant, PHIL 17a (Introduction to Ethics)

C.J. Aulenbach holds an undergraduate degree in theater and philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. His main areas of interest are ethics and metaethics, and his favorite philosophers include Hume, Heidegger, Kant and Aristotle. In his spare time, C.J. does some amateur voice acting work and hopes to begin podcasting.

ariadne dubus, 2018 master's student
Ariadne Dubus
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort

Ariadne Dubus holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy, with a minor in English, from UMass Lowell. Her primary research interests are feminist philosophy and metaphysics, specifically the study of how these two fields converge. In her spare time, she likes to work out and eat burritos.

joshua duquetts, 2018 master's student
Joshua Duquette
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort

Josh Duquette graduated from UMass Boston with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. His primary philosophical interests include the history of philosophy, Kantian epistemology/ethics, and pragmatic political philosophy. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games with his three daughters, playing card games with his friends or enjoying a local porter or stout while listening to heavy metal.

victoria fitzpatrick, 2018 master's student
Victoria FitzPatrick
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort
Course Assistant, LGLS 138b (Science on Trial)

Tori FitzPatrick graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in philosophy and a minor in ethics. Her interests include pragmatism, Africana and non-Western philosophy, epistemology, feminism, aesthetics, and ethics, with a focus on the intersection of these fields. She hopes to use her time in the master's program to bolster her current interests as well as be exposed to other fields she has yet to dabble in.

jamie gregora, 2018 master's student
Jamie Gregora
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort
Course Assistant, PHIL 119a (Human Rights)
Rabb Graduate Center, 246
Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Jamie Gregora graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in philosophy and a minor in Russian. Before entering graduate school, he worked in and around Washington, D.C., in journalism, and later in a congressional office. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys competitive games including chess, poker, backgammon, shogi and Go. 

arantxa ortiz, 2018 master's student
Arantxa Ortiz
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort

Arantxa Ortiz holds a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies (philosophy and linguistics) from the University of California, Berkeley. She studies time, especially experiences of timelessness, practices of timekeeping, and disciplinary conceptions of time. In her spare time, Arantxa enjoys documenting biological processes, such as decay and aging, through photography and film.

nathan reiser, 2018 master's student
Nathan Reiser
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort

Nathan Reiser holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Ohio State University. He finds importance in historical philosophical texts, but is drawn by contemporary philosophical debate. He is a staunch fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL, but now must get his hockey fix taking in Bruins games at TD Garden.

andrew steele, 2018 master's student
Andrew Steele
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort
Course Assistant, PHIL 6a (Introduction to Symbolic Logic)
Rabb Graduate Center, 315
Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Andrew Steele earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy and mathematics from New College of Florida. A lover of history, including the history of science and the history of philosophy, he would one day like to work in the field of analytic philosophy of history. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys cooking, reading (including French books) playing and listening to music, and watching movies.

ripley stroud, 2018 master's student
Ripley Stroud
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort
Course Assistant, PHIL 119a (Human Rights)
Rabb Graduate Center, 246
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (and by appointment)

A native of Washington, D.C., Ripley Stroud earned her undergraduate degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Maryland. Her philosophical interests include continental philosophy (general), philosophy of aesthetics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion (emphasis on Kierkegaard) and philosophy of quantum mechanics. In her spare time, Ripley enjoys traveling, hiking and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

kyle tebo, 2018 master's students
Kyle Tebo
Master's Student, 2018 Cohort
Course Assistant, PHIL 119a (Human Rights)
Rabb Graduate Center, 327
Office Hours: Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. (and by appointment)

Kyle Tebo holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. His academic interests revolve around topics in ethics and epistemology, in particular Aristotelian approaches to moral naturalism.