Hi there!

My name is Joschka (pronounced Yoshka)

but people call me Yoshi

I’m an edtech product manager

I believe in the power of learning to transform society.

currently working at Ellevation

I manage the Instructional Strategies product – a professional learning solution, transforming educators’ capacity to support multilingual learners.

I curate LeftTimes

A progressive media aggregator with thoughtful articles, videos, and podcasts covering news, politics, culture, and identity. Available on web, iOS and Android.

and occasionally write articles

Usually about politics and philosophy, but also finance, education, and technology. See all

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weirdly, my most popular article is on Quora…

Question: What are some things that people pretend to like, but don’t actually enjoy?

“Partying at bars and clubs… “

these are some of the other apps I’ve launched

At Cengage, my team created college textbook and studying apps, a pronunciation app, and an AP test prep app. At Playrific, I partnered with children’s brands to mass-produce edutainment apps for kids.

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.

and this fun drone video

Check out my brother’s professional drone videos

Stay tuned for whatever I dabble in next!

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