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 area of research is ancient philosophy, with a particular interest in the ancient ethical tradition. I also actively pursue topics in contemporary moral philosophy, history of modern philosophy, and logic.

As someone who believes that public-facing philosophy and community outreach benefit our discipline, I am an active member of Penn’s Project for Philosophy for the Young (P4Y).


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