My twin sister and I were born in Paris in 1979, and grew up in France, England, and (mostly) the suburbs of Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2001, I moved to New York City. I launched my career at Cosmopolitan, where my editorial responsibilities included stopping good-looking men on the street and asking them funny questions. After working for women’s magazines for three years, I became the editor-in-chief of Bene, an award-winning quarterly about Italian life and style. In 2008, I left Bene to write for magazines, including Glamour and New York. (One of my favorite stories was about New Yorkers who wore only one color.) I ran the relationships blog for Glamour.com for two years, and also blogged for Conde Nast Traveler and Martha Stewart Living. During this time, I started A Cup of Jo as a weekend hobby, but after a few years, the site grew big enough to become my full-time job. (Here’s a 2017 interview about blogging as a career.) My husband and I now live in Brooklyn with our two little boys, Toby and Anton.
Meet the Team
Caroline began her editorial career as a Vogue intern, spending many hours in the fabled fashion closet. The shoes were glorious, but words were her true love, so she set her sights on publishing, working in the literary department at WME and as an editor at Penguin Random House. Eventually, she jumped off the proverbial cliff to write. Caroline has been a ghostwriter/consultant on a number of books by notable people. She is the author of a forthcoming series of novels for children, and is at work on some (as yet secret) books for grownups. Her work has been featured in places like Vogue, Elle and Refinery29. Caroline lives in Brooklyn with her beloved dog and a rotating library that frequently threatens to overtake her apartment. Say hi at email@example.com, or find her on Instagram.
Stella grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where for many years she assisted and collaborated with the fine arts photographer Julie Blackmon, her mom. In 2013, Stella began her editorial career writing about road trips and entertaining tips for the women’s lifestyle site Clementine Daily. After graduating from college in 2015, Stella spent the summer as an intern at A Cup of Jo. She joined the team as a full-time staff member that fall. Stella lives in a teeny studio in Brooklyn. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her on Instagram.
Franny grew up in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, a small village nestled in the Hudson Valley. After graduating from Smith College in 2016, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in publishing. She worked at Penguin Random House in specialty sales for two years before joining Cup of Jo in April 2018. Franny lives in Brooklyn with her best friend from college. You can email her at email@example.com, or find her on Instagram.
Paco de Leon
Paco is a musician who happens to be killer at finance. Her experience includes business consulting, business management, financial planning, wealth management and even some time at a giant bank. Her experiences led her to found The Hell Yeah Group, a financial firm focused on inspiring creatives to be engaged with their finances and giving them the tools and support to stop freaking out about it. Paco plays in a band called Mister Fantasy and is a co-founder of the arts-based non-profit organization, Allies in Arts. She lives in sunny Los Angeles with her wife, Jenn.
Erica Chidi Cohen
Erica Chidi Cohen is a doula, educator and cofounder of LOOM. She is passionate about helping people cultivate body literacy and the tools to advocate for their reproductive health and wellbeing. She has guided thousands of people in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood in her practice and through her book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood. Erica currently teaches and sees clients at LOOM, focusing on periods, sex positivity, fertility, pregnancy and early parenthood. You can find her on Instagram.
A Cup of Jo
Founded in January 2007, A Cup of Jo covers fashion, beauty, design, food, travel, relationships, motherhood and lifestyle. Our readers are enthusiastic, style-conscious women who love shopping online and discovering new things. Cup of Jo receives over 5 million monthly page views and 1 million monthly unique visitors.
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