I am currently Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound. I received my PhD in 2015 from the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania, where I studied psychedelic philosophy, the literary history of chemical self-experimentation (“trip reports”), and radical poetics. I taught the class “Drug Wars: The Influence of Psychoactive Rhetoric” as a 2014-15 Critical Speaking Fellow at Penn, where I previously taught “Higher Dimensions in Literature” and “Poetic Vision and the Psychedelic Experience.” I was also a 2014-15 Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellow with the Penn Humanities Forum, where I worked on the project “‘Innumerable Fine Shades’: Psychedelics and Synesthesia in the Literary Self-Experiments of Aldous Huxley.” I am a founder of the Psychedemia interdisciplinary psychedelics conference, and the former editor of “This Week in Psychedelics,” a Reality Sandwich column that reported on psychedelic news in the media between 2011 and 2013. I have presented on psychedelics at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. I received my bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where I double majored in Philosophy and Literature.