Hello everyone! My name is Iolanda and I’m a developer/researcher at Yoast. I joined the team in 2019 and work on language and text features in order to expand the plugin to as many languages as possible and give the best suggestions to write great optimised content.
I was born and raised in Naples, in the sunny South of Italy, and got my bachelor of Arts there. I studied Linguistics and Cognitive Studies in Siena and moved to the Netherlands for my Erasmus at Radboud University in Nijmegen in 2017, where I’ve lived ever since.
After completing my studies I was extremely curious to put into practice my language knowledge and improve my skills in computational linguistics; I was lucky enough to read about a job opening at Yoast and become part of a group of people who do just that.
When I’m not busy crafting colorful bullets, I like going on hikes in nature, practising yoga and doing puzzles. You might also find me staring at paintings in a museum or adding new languages to my Duolingo profile.