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Joanna Smolenski

PhD Candidate, Philosophy, City University of New York
MA, Philosophy, City University of New York
BA, Philosophy, Columbia University

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I attended Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar, where I majored in Philosophy and concentrated in Political Science. I graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors in philosophy, where my thesis addressed the paradox of fatalism and self-creation in Nietzsche and its implications for Nietzschean exceptionalism.

Currently, I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center, where I am a Graduate Center Fellow focusing on moral psychology, social and political philosophy, and normative ethics. I also teach undergraduate courses in philosophy at Brooklyn College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and have been a teaching assistant for graduate seminars at NYU. Additionally, I have many years of experience with one-on-one tutoring in New York City, where I have worked with children as young as kindergarten up until the college level. I love to help students realize their potential in all disciplines, from writing to test prep to algebra.

I was born and raised in Texas, and have retained a very Polish-Texan love of both pierogi and barbeque. In my spare time, I enjoy rewatching and obsessively quoting all of the classic seasons of the Simpsons (everything’s coming up Milhouse!).