Hi! I’m Yoshika. I’m a current TESOL Ed.M. candidate at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. I’m passionate about the intersection of ESL, literacy, and urban education. At a young age, I loved school and knew that I wanted to be a teacher but I was also keenly aware of educational inequalities that my peers and I faced. Now as a teacher, I am committed to bridging the opportunity gap within my community. I have had the fortune to work in a variety of educational settings including in the realms of early childhood education, ESL/EFL, and high school ELA. Moving forward, my focus is on high school ESL and SEI ELA.

In my spare time, I write poetry and creative nonfiction. Drawing on my education background, I write to help myself and others understand themselves by holding up a mirror to myself and society. My studies of the English language have also fueled my creative work. I find myself constantly breaking down the English language and rebuilding it in new iterations.