Hi there!

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.

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 piece 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, and an AP test prep app. At Playrific, we worked 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.

I also post pretty pictures on Instagram

My smartphone has made me a semi-professional photographer

thanks for visiting!

I’ll leave you with this fun video my brother and I made

Stay tuned for whatever I dabble in next!

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