Hello, I'm True. Welcome to my personal site. I am currently a third-year PhD student in Logic & Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. I work in several areas, but my concentration as of late has been on issues relating to the evolution of human moral psychology and theory of mind. Most generally, I am interested in how our cognitive structure shapes how we interact with and think about the world around us. This includes how we as humans engage with wide-ranging philosophical questions, as well as how we approach scientific problems. My other research interests include statistical methods for inductive inference, social epistemology and the dynamics of belief change in scientific communities, and the history of evolutionary thought.
Outside of my research, I enjoy baking, cooking, making art, listening to music, reading, and watching/playing sports. I also do significant service work as a Head Steward with UAW 2865, the workers union which represents the academic student employees of the University of California. Before coming to UCI I lived in Oregon, where I worked as a physics researcher at Portland State University and as a synthetic chemist at Oregon State University, which is where I earned my Bachelor of Science in biochemistry & biophysics with a minor in philosophy.
This website is currently under construction and will be updated in the near future with substantive additions. Please visit again soon!
Fig. 1: Me as a clean-cut, well-dressed first year student
Fig. 2: Me as a long-haired, flannel-wearing second year
Fig. 3: Me as a hard-working and industrious third year, my hair having now reached equilibrium