My name is Joschka (pron. Yoshka)
but people call me Yoshi
I’m an edtech product manager
I believe that life is, in essence, learning – and that education is our path to prosperity, justice and freedom.
currently working at Ellevation
I manage the Instructional Strategies product – a professional learning solution, transforming educator’s capacity to support multilingual learners.
and occasionally write articles
Usually about politics and philosophy, but also finance, education, and technology. See all
and some other businesses I’ve worked on
LoveGov was a political matching tool and social network. We raised $100k but didn’t get enough traction prior to the ’12 election.
I’ve consulted for a few startups. Till does financial learning for kids, Implicit is a business article aggregator, The Chisel is a consensus building platform, and Granny Squibb’s is a local RI iced tea company.
KYDS (Kyle and Yoshi’s dorm store) had 13 locations across NMH. We made ~$50k from kids competing to rack up the most debt via RedBulls and frozen burgers.
I also post pretty pictures on Instagram
My smartphone has made me a semi-professional photographer
and music playlists on youtube
many are from the days where we would torrent music and exchange hard drives