Born and raised in Boston, Josh has always been a diehard Boston sports fan. Given his teams’ illustrious history of success, Josh is always ready to have a conversation about anything sports related (especially a debate on Boston’s teams’ superiority).
Beyond his fiery fandom, Josh has always been drawn to STEM fields. This passion was first nurtured when Josh interned at Harvard and MIT affiliated laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Burn Hospital during the summers in high school. Josh’s initial research experience only emboldened his love of STEM, which led him to graduate summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While at Rutgers, Josh continued working in academic laboratories and earned numerous scholarships, awards, and fellowships including the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for his research accomplishments. In addition to this, he gained membership with Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Eta Mu Beta (the engineering and biomedical engineering honor societies). Josh’s work culminated in 4 peer-reviewed published papers on which he was a co- author. After college, Josh worked in the biotech startup space at LabCentral in Cambridge, MA. Thereafter, he returned to the laboratory as a research scientist at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at MGH.
Josh has tutored students of all ages across various disciplines for over 10 years. This includes helping middle school, high school, and college level students with biology, chemistry, math, physics, and statistics, along with standardized test prep (SAT, SAT subject tests, and APs). In addition, Josh served as a teaching assistant in a variety of biomedical engineering courses during his undergraduate career. Outside of academics, Josh coached middle school and high school basketball and baseball teams for six seasons. Josh’s has two main objectives as a teacher: to empower students to comprehend their work and to help them enjoy what they are learning.
If he is not running an experiment or coaching a team, you can usually find Josh playing sports, maintaining his professional cinefile and bingewatcher status, jamming out on the guitar, or hitting up the local standup comedy scene.