Founder & CEO
Andrey Vyshedskiy, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of ImagiRation LLC. Dr. Vyshedskiy was trained in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, and astrophysics. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Boston University and has conducted research in child psychology, neuroscience, cardiopulmonary acoustics, and optical vibrometry. He has co-founded several successful companies, received numerous awards from the NSF, the NIH, and the DOD, and directed the development of several FDA approved medical devices. He has been teaching Human Physiology and Neurobiology to BU students for over two decades. He has also periodically taught Tufts Medical School students. He has authored over 100 scientific publications, book chapters, and conference presentations. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Thorax, Chest, the Journal of Neuroscience and other leading scientific journals. Dr. Vyshedskiy currently lives in Boston with his wife and two children.
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Founder & Chief Software Architect
Founder & Art Director
Jonah Elgart is the Founder and Art Director of ImagiRation LLC. Mr. Elgart received a Bachelors of Science from MIT. He has designed, animated, illustrated, and programmed educational software for over ten years. In his work, he fuses a quirky child-like sense of humor with a conceptual interest in learning. The end product is innovative software that uses intuitive affordances to make learning natural and engaging. Mr. Elgart’s work straddles research and commercial projects, and he has worked with clients including Harvard University’s EdX platform, Columbia University School of Education, PBS, and Pearson. He has also launched several children’s apps under his own brands.
Founder & Director of User Experience
Simone Ostrovsky is an undergraduate student at Bocconi University in Milan, class of 2020. He studies International Economics and Management and plans to pursue a master’s degree in Financial Analysis. In Fall 2019 he will go as an exchange student to Beedie School of Business in Vancouver. Simone looks forward to work in the financial sector and one day build his own investment fund.
Lauren deTorres is an undergraduate student at Colgate University. She is majoring in Psychological Science, minoring in Educational Studies, and swimming at the NCAA Division I level. Lauren spent her previous summers interning for Pony Power Therapies, a therapeutic horseback riding program for disadvantaged and disabled children, before interning at ImagiRation. Lauren looks forward to working in the field of psychology after graduation, particularly hoping to continue research in learning, memory, and cognition.
Danielle Abate is a rising senior at Boston College, where she studies Applied Psychology & Human Development and Sociology. Prior to joining the ImagiRation team, Danielle completed a year-long service post at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, where she served as a mentor figure for economically disadvantaged fourth graders in Boston’s South End. Her research interests focus on the intersection of disability and mental health with educational policy, specifically how the stigmatization surrounding disability and mental health impacts students’ academic performance and personal enjoyment of school. Danielle will obtain a M.A. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College in 2021.