The Ethics Project

Past Research Scholars


Nicholas Aufiero is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin. Nicholas is double majoring in Computational Engineering and Plan II Honors. He has previously written about whether respectful interaction (as we know it in person) could be successfully carried out across computer interfaces and social media applications. As an Ethics Research Scholar, Nicholas will engage with ethical issues that arise across technological applications and environmental policy. He looks forward to weighing solutions to these far-reaching ethical issues and hopes to incorporate lessons into his own daily problem-solving. 


Matthew Aufiero is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin. Originally from Fort Worth, Matthew is now a full Austinite. His interests include literature and philosophy. He is focused on the ethics of storytelling and how those stories themselves have ethical repercussions.


Ben Korinek is from Round Rock, TX and is currently a senior at The University of Texas at Austin. Ben is majoring in Psychology and is pursuing a minor in Philosophy (with a special focus in the philosophy of law). More broadly, Ben is interested in legal ethics and he is particularly interested in issues concerning the ethics of public policy.  


Grace Leake is a junior majoring in Plan II and Business Honors. She is particularly interested in ethical issues tied to science, business, and the environment.


Florent Marchais is a junior Philosophy major and Entrepreneurship minor from Austin, Texas. He is interested in ethical issues at the intersections of environmental/resource conservation, medicine, technology, and business.