Josie grew up in the Pittsburgh region. Though she’s since lived in Virginia, New York, and California, she has always called Pittsburgh her home.
Prior to her work with Remake Learning, Josie taught high school math at a charter school in California’s largest, low-performing school district. She internalized the systemic challenges that influence student success. She continues to teach in the Prison University Project at San Quentin to shape her understanding of what all it takes to foster an environment in which every learner builds on their own brilliance. Before teaching, Josie consulted for private and public-sector clients in real estate and construction in New York City. As a policy wonk, an educator, and an engineer, Josie listens and thinks deeply about learners and school systems. She is most excited about initiatives that unite policy with lived experience.
Josie graduates in May 2019 as a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. She also holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.
In addition to her work, Josie is curious about the interconnectedness of movement, physical well-being, and social emotional health. You can find her on her yoga mat or in her kitchen.