My name is Joni. I’m the managing partner at YupGup. I also eat squash sometimes and work from home at the top of Delaware.

Feel free to email me or catch me on Twitter

I have a B.A. in history with minors in anthropology and political science, and an M.S. in human services administration. More importantly, however, I’m a self proclaimed “pretty good doodler” and obsessor over semantics, so obviously decided to add these skills into my workflow as well.

My career in tech began after years of being a non-profit grant writer and program manager. I wrote and illustrated children’s books as a hobby and eventually wanted to bring these colorful sketches to life in the browser. Years later I now focus on integrating my past research, writing, and coloring in the lines experience into my designs. It’s also important to me that I give back to the community, teaching design and development classes to women and girls and co-founding/organizing Ela Conf. You can read more about my story here

I strive to be moderately good at many things. Be sure to check out my allergy friendly food blog, A Picky Pig, and a drawing blog I have with my son, Bologna and Ben. I’m also a proud member of the Window Box Club.