Introduction

I am a third-year doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. in Education program at Harvard University. My research focuses on the intersection of education, epistemology and ethics. In particular, I am interested in the notions of intellectual virtues, understanding (as a distinctive epistemic good), and cognitive flourishing (as an epistemic goal of education).

My current projects include a philosophical inquiry into the relationship between cognitive flourishing and understanding. Before starting graduate school, I worked as a curriculum developer and Philosophy for Children teacher in Tokyo, Japan and taught ethics, moral and political philosophy as well as ESL classes to Japanese secondary school students.

Originally from Osaka, Japan, I now live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with my cat, Lucy.