santiago tobar potes

University: Columbia University
Major: Philosophy
Languages: French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin Chinese
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Biography: Santiago Tobar Potes was born in Cali, Colombia and grew up in Miami, Fla. He studies Philosophy and holds an Associate in Arts degree in Economics. During the summer of 2017, he will be writing a two-part paper on color perception’s role in developing aesthetic theory, and its application to virtue ethics.  He has interned at the US and Colombian Senates, the US House of Representatives, and is currently a board member of Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign. His research interests include aesthetic and moral theory, philosophy of law, and philosophy of/in/and literature.  He also studies violin at the Juilliard School.