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).

As a philosopher I gravitate towards issues of ethical and normative significance. My primary area of research is Greek and Roman philosophy, with a particular focus on the eudaimonist ethical tradition. I also actively pursue topics in contemporary moral philosophy, history of philosophy (medieval to modern), public philosophy (philosophy for children, philosophy outreach), 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, Philosophy, Political 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.