Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm currently a Postgraduate Research Associate at Yale University, where I was also an undergraduate philosophy major. I work primarily with Dr. Frank Keil, Dr. Joshua Knobe, and Sami Yousif. Starting fall 2022, I'll be a Ph.D. student in cognitive psychology in Dr. Tania Lombrozo's lab at Princeton University.
I'm interested broadly in questions at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. In particular, I've been fascinated by the study of explanation: What makes something a good explanation or a satisfying one? Are these different questions? How should we understand people's ordinary explanation preferences, and how can this inform the theoretical conclusions we draw from them? Since my sophomore year, I've been trying to address these questions by investigating the nature of people's teleological preferences.