Meet the Team

Joanna Goddard

Founder & Editor

After growing up in Michigan, Joanna moved to New York City with an English degree and love of magazines. She worked many editorial jobs (and spent an accidental year in law school) and then began writing and editing for publications including Glamour and New York. (One of her favorite stories was about New Yorkers who wore only one color.) She launched Cup of Jo as a weekend hobby, but after a few years, the site grew robust enough to become her full-time job. (Here’s an interview about blogging as a career.) Cup of Jo is known industry wide for its large and deeply engaged readership. Joanna lives with her husband and chatty kids in Brooklyn. Please email or find her on Instagram.

Maureen Heffernan

Partnerships & Growth Director

Shortly after college, Maureen moved to New York to pursue a career in digital marketing, despite her parents’ skepticism that people would ever “buy stuff on the internet.” Since then she has helped grow online sales at companies like L’Oreal and Madewell. Before joining Cup of Jo, she was driving traffic and maximizing ROI on the performance marketing team at J.Crew. Maureen lives in Seattle with her husband and her cat, Lulu. You can reach out to her for partnership and affiliate opportunities at or say hello on Instagram.

Kimberlee Rhodes

Associate Editor

Kim has loved sharing stories since childhood, and that has always stayed with her. While working as a receptionist and at a preschool during the day in her twenties, she started a blog at night. Writing quickly became a beloved hobby and one week before her 30th birthday, she moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to New York to pursue a career in writing. After a rollercoaster first year in the city, and life as a barista, she had more stories to tell than ever. Kim lives in Brooklyn and still swoons at the sight of the Manhattan skyline. Say hi at and find her on Instagram.

Christine Han


Christine first picked up a camera at age nine, but it wasn’t until many years after college that she realized that photography was it. She is now a commercial and editorial photographer specializing in lifestyle, portraits and food, with clients such as Pepsi, Shake Shack, The Kitchn and of course, Cup of Jo. Her work has taken her all over the world, as far as India and Uganda. When photographing people, especially women, she loves to draw out their inherent beauty and be at ease. She is always drawn to beautiful light and real connection. You can find her work here and on Instagram.

Jenny Rosenstrach

Food Columnist

Jenny is the creator of Dinner: A Love Story, a blog based on the fundamental principle that cooking and sharing meals with the people you love — even if those people are less than 36 inches tall and aren’t eating what you’re cooking half the time — will infuse every day with meaning. She is the New York Times bestselling author of three books about family dinner. Her fourth book, The Weekday Vegetarians, will be published in August 2021. Jenny has written and edited for The New York Times, The NYT Book Review, Real Simple, Martha Stewart and Bon Appétit, where she and her husband, Andy Ward wrote “The Providers” column for six years. They live in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Say hi at or find her on Instagram.

Christine Pride

Race Matters Columnist

Christine wears many hats when it comes to writing and books. She’s had a 15 year career in book publishing — working as an editor at Doubleday, Hyperion and Simon and Schuster — where she’s published bestselling books such as From Scratch, Surviving the White Gaze and These Ghosts Are Family. In addition to her passion for championing other writers, she’s a novelist, too. Her debut, We Are Not Like Them, written with Jo Piazza, will be published by Atria Books in October. She loves any chance to talk about race, friendship, books and television, preferably while eating French fries. You can reach her at or follow her on Instagram.