Jenny Clark Schiff

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Jenny is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interests include ethics, bioethics, philosophy of medicine, logic, and philosophy of sport. She has served as an Ethics Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 2018. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia College (2012), where she was a member of the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team. As an undergraduate, she received a full scholarship to participate in the Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology. In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright research grant to study Philosophy and Education in Italy through affiliations with the University of Naples Federico II and the University of Padua. In this context, she researched how Philosophy is taught in Italian primary and secondary schools, the Philosophy for Children/Community movement in Italy, the role and value of Philosophy in the Italian educational system, and possible applications to the American educational system. She lived in Naples for two years during this time. She also has an M.A. in Italian Literature from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University (2017) and an M.A. in English Education from Teachers College of Columbia University (2018).

Jenny has taught undergraduate Philosophy courses at The City College of New York, where she currently serves as a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow. She is also a Course Assistant at the NYU Center for Bioethics. Jenny has presented her research at venues such as the American Philosophical Association- Eastern Division Meeting, Columbia University’s Medieval Seminar, the Asia Pacific Bioethics Education Network Conference, the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics Conference, the Oxford-Mount Sinai Consortium on Bioethics, and the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Annual Conference. Her work has been published on Columbia University’s Digital Dante (2020). Jenny is a member of the program’s Minorities and Philosophy group and has previously served on the Student Steering Committee (2020-2022) and Admissions Committee (2021-2022).