I was born in Odessa, Ukraine. My parents and I immigrated to the United States in 1989. I lived in New York City for over 20 years, attending Stuyvesant High School, New York University, and the CUNY Graduate Center.
In 2011, I received my PhD. Until then, I'd been working as an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College. I now teach at Hamilton College, an elite liberal arts college in central New York.
My academic interests are at the interface between analytic philosophy and cognitive science. A central goal of my research is to clarify and extend our understanding of the varieties of mental representation--subpersonal, sensory, perceptual, and propositional--by drawing on tools from linguistics, psychology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.
My personal interests include biking and listening to a wide variety of music. I also write, play, and record my own music.