I am a PhD student in philosophy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I hold a BAH in German and Philosophy from Queen’s University, an MA in Intercultural German Studies from the University of Waterloo/Universit├Ąt Mannheim, and an MA in Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University. My research is focused primarily in the areas of bioethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of medicine, and centres on questions around personal identity, the nature of mental disorders, and healthcare access issues for marginalized populations. My doctoral research examines the tension between Canadian law on medical assistance in dying and the goal of maintaining and supporting patient autonomy for persons with conditions that compromise decision-making capacity.