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