Aaron grew up in Los Angeles but left sunny Southern California for the Midwest, where he earned his BA (philosophy) and MA (social sciences) at the University of Chicago. His parents still claim that that his first word was “Gorbachev,” so Aaron was clearly destined for politics. He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at Yale, writing a dissertation about the political thought of American theologian and intellectual Reinhold Niebuhr. When he’s not thinking about or teaching politics in theory, Aaron delights in doing politics. He is now in his third term representing his community on New Haven’s City Council, known as its Board of Alders.
As an editorial assistant at the Boston Review and Critical Inquiry, Aaron developed a taste for wordsmithing. In graduate school, at the Yale College Writing Center, he helps clients from many backgrounds, and across the disciplines, hone their craft so that they can clearly and persuasively convey their ideas. Aaron has taught and lectured in political philosophy and American politics, and enjoyed working with students on their argumentative and interpretive skills. He also works with applicants to college on their personal essays.
Aaron enjoys cooking, running, playing squash and tennis, and taking advantage of the great classical music scene in New Haven. A devoted cinephile from his days at “Doc Films” (Chicago’s long-running student film society), Aaron continues to explore the treasure trove of classical Hollywood and world cinema.