Josef graduated from high school with a 3.9 GPA and enough credits from Advanced Placement (AP) exams to skip an entire year of college. This allowed him to complete a four-year combined BA/MA program in Economics at Boston University, in addition to a comprehensive minor in Sustainable Energy as a part of the Kilachand Honors College. He graduated with a 3.8 GPA and magna cum laude with honors in the Economics major for the completion of his thesis, which analyzed the economic impact of rising sea surface temperatures on small island developing states. After graduation, Josef joined the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Boston University where he pursued cutting-edge research related to multi-user microgrids that was published by the North East Clean Energy Council. He then worked for the ISE as a water utility analyst and consulted for two medium-sized water utilities in Texas. Josef analyzed their supply and demand data and guided their capital improvement planning process. Josef now works as an analyst at IHS Markit, leading research related to distributed energy resources, like net metering and microgrids, for the North American Power and Renewables team.
In college, Josef used his experience to work one-on-one with students who were on academic probation to develop an academic plan and the relevant skills necessary to improve their performance. He also provided one-on-one sessions to over 100 different students in undergraduate economics courses offered at Boston University. He worked with these students across many sessions, helping them to develop a plan for the semester. At Cambridge Coaching, Josef specializes in tutoring students in economics and statistics coursework, in addition to time management, study habits, and organizational support.
During his spare time, Josef loves to work out at the gym, go to concerts, and read a good book on the Charles River Esplanade.