Zach is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate at UNC with research interests in metaphysics, normativity, and the philosophy of language. He is writing his dissertation on the metaphysics of identity and distinctness. In addition to his work in metaphysics, Zach is also working on projects in social epistemology and social philosophy of language as part of UNC’s Applied Epistemology Project. He is also an avid rock climber, movie watcher, and a board and video game enthusiast. Before coming to UNC, Zach earned his B.A. in philosophy from Michigan State University.