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Secretary & Board Member
Joe’s journey with Stoicism began at a young age when he picked up a copy of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius at his local bookstore. He went on to spend years studying the works of Stoic philosophers with the goal of building a personal system of ethics that had its roots in ancient wisdom. Stoicism connects Joe to the earliest branches of the Western intellectual tradition through a rational, virtuous, and tranquil philosophy of life that stresses the importance of personal agency and resilience. This empowers him to live his best possible life.
In 2020, Joe joined the Philadelphia Stoa to meet like-minded practitioners of Stoicism. His activities with the group focus on solving philosophical problems, defining what it means to live virtuously, and applying the Dichotomy of Control to everyday situations. He regularly participates in textual readings, group discussions, and project planning. Today, he serves as secretary and webmaster of the Philadelphia Stoa.
Joe obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in political science from the University of Pittsburgh, where he focused on linguistics, philosophy, and political theory. In his career, he has worked on numerous projects involving consumer-facing software applications, user experience design, finance, business start ups, and entrepreneurship. Joe lives with his fiancée in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.