Meet The Committee

Katie Garrity – Committee Chair, Website Wizard

katieKatie is currently a senior at SUNY Oneonta majoring in Music Industry with minors in Business Communications and Philosophy. This is her second time on the Conference Committee, and she hopes to use her experiences from last year to host an even more successful event. Outside of the Philosophy Department, Katie is an artist, poet, vegetarian, and lover of sound. Her philosophical interests include metaphysics, ontology, ethics, and existentialism. She is very content with the nonexistence of (almost) everything and plans on moving to Iceland a couple years after graduating.

Megan Fisher – Catering Chair, Reception Chair


Megan is a dual major in Philosophy and Communication. This is her first time involved with the Philosophy Conference and is very excited to see the finished product. She first found out about the philosophy department during her freshman year at the Club eXpo. After college, she plans on traveling to California and getting involved in non-profit organizations. She enjoys Rick and Morty, listening to music and hanging with her pets.

Thomas Rascona – Secretary, Spreadsheet Czar

tomThomas is a senior expecting to graduate in May with a degree in Environmental Science complimented with a minor in Philosophy. This is Thomas’ first year as a conference committee member, but he served as a discussant last year. It his pleasure to serve on this committee as this conference is one of the best events SUNY Oneonta has to offer. Through the discourses of philosophy, he hopes to gain ground on addressing some of the environmental issues of our time. With that said, Thomas is particularly interested in environmental ethics, but cannot escape the appeal of metaphysics.


Morgan Ruggiro – Journey Creature, Discussant Boss, Registration Chair

morgMorgan Ruggiro is a senior here at SUNY Oneonta. Her major is Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and she has two minors: Philosophy and Political Science. Morgan is the Vice President of the on-campus Philosophy Club and has been an Executive Board member since Fall 2016 and a club member since Fall 2015. Graduating this spring, Morgan’s plans include taking a year off to work and apply to Master’s programs in Europe. Her biggest aspiration is to move back to Dublin, Ireland and work in criminal policy at an international level. She also enjoys painting and spending time exploring the woods of upstate New York!

Allyson Rocco – Treasurer, Donations Chair, Book Baron

allysonAllyson is a sophomore at SUNY Oneonta and a dual major in Philosophy and English with a minor in Religious Studies. She’s most interested in metaphysics, medieval philosophy, and theology. Her goals are to attend grad school, get published, and do missionary work. When she has time she loves drawing, listening to music (metal and classical), and cats.