2017 Master of Arts: Sociology (Columbia University)

2013 Master of Arts: Philosophy (University of Arizona)

2012 Bachelor of Arts: Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy (University of Arizona)

  • Distinctions: Magna Cum Laude, Honors
  • Capstone Thesis NES: “The Fundamentals of Fundamentalism: A Deconstruction”
    (Advisor: Dr. Yaseen Noorani)
  • Capstone Thesis PHIL: “Beyond Will & Representation: The Incoherence of the Philoveritors”
    (Advisor: Dr. Marga Reimer)

2009 Associate of Arts: Philosophy (Cochise College)

  • Distinctions: Honors
  • Capstone Thesis: “Philosophical Reflections on Christ & America”
    (Advisor: Myron Jaworsky)


2017-Present Teaching Assistant: Sociology (Columbia University)

  • SOCI UN3324: Global Urbanism

2014-5 Instructor: Government & Public Service (University of Arizona South)

  • GPSV 314: National Security Policy
  • GPSV 341: International Organizations
  • GPSV 397A: Negotiation Workshop (T.A.)

2011-3 Teaching Assistant: Philosophy (University of Arizona)

  • PHIL 160D: Mind, Matter & God
  • PHIL 233: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 263: Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 344: Issues and Methods in Analytic Philosophy
  • PHIL 347: Neuroethics
  • PHIL 463/ 563: Philosophy of Language

Campus Leadership

2016-Present Research Associate: Heterodox Academy (HxA)
Managing Editor: Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC)
2012-3 Outreach Scholar: UA Center for Mideast Studies (CMES)
2008-9 President: Cochise College Philosophy Club
2007-8 Vice-President: Cochise College Cineaste Film Circle


2016-21 Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellowship (Columbia University)
2016-7 Provost Diversity Fellowship (Columbia University)
Graduate Access Fellowship (University of Arizona)
2011-2 FLAS Fellowship (Arabic, Modern Middle East)

Scholarships/ Grants

2017 Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Advanced Studies Summer Scholarship
AZ Scholars Graduate Tuition Award
Fred & Ida McCormick Scholarship
2010-2 Pell Grant
2010-1 Magellan Circle Scholarship
2008-9 CC Faculty-Student Research Scholarship
2005-6 CC Division Study Grant
2004-5 CC Honor’s Program Scholarship
2003-4 CC Division Study Grant


Scholars Strategy Network (SSN)
American Sociological Association (ASA)
National Communication Association (NCA)
Middle East Studies Association (MESA)