Joe is a first-generation college graduate from New York with Cuban and Eastern European Jewish roots. He is a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion and is passionate about leveraging technology and innovation to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Currently, Joe is a co-director at Runway Incubator where he started the Michelson Runway Accelerator, the first accelerator that invests in and supports startups innovating in higher education and the workforce. To date, Michelson Runway has invested over $200K in leading education technology startups. Most recently, Joe led data strategy at Enuma (formerly LocoMotive Labs), an education technology company that builds engaging math games for elementary students with special needs, reaching over three million students worldwide. Before joining the Enuma team, Joe worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs and spent two years teaching bilingual mathematics with Teach For America. Joe was also an early co-founder of StartX, a startup accelerator based out of Stanford University that has supported over 300 companies. He is currently on the board of 826 Valencia, a nationally recognized nonprofit supporting under-resourced students with their creative and expository writing skills and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work in education. He was also named to the 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley list as well. Joe has a B.Sc. in atmosphere and energy engineering from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco.