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Joni Cooper

Associate

Joni is an Associate at Schmidt Futures where she leads strategic initiatives for the Associate Product Manager (APM) program.

Joni has spent her career at the intersection of technology, public policy and social impact. Prior to Schmidt Futures, she was a Product Manager at Pymetrics, a startup that uses AI and neuroscience to make hiring fair and predictive. Before Pymetrics, Joni held operations and product roles at the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), a civic tech startup headquartered at The White House that leverages technology to deliver critical government services such as healthcare, veterans’ benefits and student loans. During her time at the USDS, she specifically partnered with Health & Human Services (HHS) on launching products that improve how Medicare patients receive care.

Joni earned her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University.