About Me

I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to my doctoral studies, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities from Villanova University (2014) and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (2015). I was also a visiting student in Classical Philosophy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (2013).

My primary areas of research are ancient philosophy (esp. the eudaimonist ethical tradition) and contemporary ethical theory (esp. normative ethics and metaethics). My other interests include the history of philosophy (early modern & modern), philosophy of education, and logic.

I am an active member of Penn’s Project for Philosophy for the Young (P4Y). 

In my spare time I enjoy tutoring folks of all ages in subjects like Ancient Greek, Latin, Philosophy, and Logic. I work through a variety of platforms, but one such profile can be found here


I can be reached at vazm@sas.upenn.edu.