Josie

Bio

Josie grew up in the woods of Vermont before attending Amherst College, where she majored in Economics and Environmental Studies and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded the James R. Nelson Prize for her health economics senior thesis. While at Amherst, she played for the women’s ice hockey team, which won two national championships during her tenure. After graduating, Josie went to work as a research assistant for two health economists at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School.

Josie briefly flirted with the idea of a teaching career after serving as a teaching assistant for several Economics courses at Amherst and volunteering as a tutor at a charter school in Boston. Although she settled on a career in medicine, Josie continues to pursue her interest in teaching at Cambridge Coaching working as an MCAT and Economics tutor. She continues to teach as a medical student as well, serving as a peer teacher for younger students.

In her free time, Josie likes to cook, read, travel, and generally spend as much time outside as possible. She continues to play ice hockey, runs trail ultramarathons, enjoys backpacking, and loves cross-country and telemark skiing.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, MD Candidate 
  • Amherst College, B.A. Environmental Science & Economics (phi beta kappa)
  • James R. Nelson Prize
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • MCAT
  • PSAT/SAT
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Josie was very patient and clear in her explanations. She also helped me develop effective study plans, and as a result, I always left our sessions feeling more confident about the material."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Katie, Chemistry, Boston)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "The econ exam went great. The conceptual questions were short definitions on things that we covered in the study guide, and the math questions were all types of problems that we had reviewed. So of course, I want to say thank you. You not only helped me learn, but you taught me how to learn, which will most definitely help me in the future. I also very much enjoyed your company, and want to thank you for being both a mentor and a friend."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Abraham Maalouf, Microeconomics, Boston University)