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If you are interested in learning more about the Department from the perspective of current graduate students, please feel free to contact any of our graduate students.  Those listed below have volunteered to respond to questions from prospective graduate students.

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Preston Lennon

I’m a third-year graduate student interested in ethics and philosophy of mind. I like thinking about things like consciousness, mental content, values, and our knowledge of them. I’m originally from North Carolina and previously studied philosophy at The University of the South and Virginia Tech. I also like watching sports and running alongside the Olentangy River.

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Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer
Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer

I am currently in my fourth year of the program.  I am primarily interested in political philosophy. More specifically, I work on an account of exploitation viewed through a feminist lens, and the broader societal responsibilities born from being complicit in said exploitation. While at OSU, I’ve established a chapter of Minorities and Philosophy, and have taken on an active role at the Center for Ethics and Human Values as a GAA. Prior to attending OSU, I completed an MA in philosophy at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and a BA in philosophy at the University of Missouri – Columbia. In my free time, I enjoy watching women’s soccer and taking Grayson (my Aussie) to the park.

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Daniel Olson
Daniel Olson
I'm a fourth year grad student primarily interested in the history and philosophy of science. I'm also interested in the history of analytic philosophy, particularly Wittgenstein. I'm from Rockford, Illinois and did my undergrad at Northwestern University. I like going dancing with Evan Thomas.

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