BS, Boston College
Ph.D, UC San Diego
Hear from BrianBrian is a graduate of Boston College with a B.Sc. in biology and philosophy, summa cum laude, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa. With the help of his SAT performance, he was awarded Boston College's Presidential Scholarship, the university's full-tuition academic scholarship given to 15 incoming freshmen. His initial interest in classical piano performance was soon eclipsed by neuroscience and philosophy, and he worked for more than two years in a neuroimmunology lab, in which he wrote his senior thesis on conceptual issues in neuroscience. Brian flew across the pond to Germany during the 2012/13 school year to teach English at the Catholic University, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, where he independently developed the syllabi used for his courses. In 2013, he began his PhD in philosophy at the sunny University of California, San Diego, where he hopes to specialize in philosophy of perception, cognitive theory, and Germanic philosophy. Between Tuesday crosswords, Brian enjoys table tennis, Mahler's symphonies, hiking, and gastronomy.