Yani is a freelance writer, dog lover, educator, and theater fan. She was raised in a home with a variety of pets, including fancy pigeons, dogs, bunnies, and cats. Growing up, she and her family rescued animals, which is a practice she continues today. She is an avid animal advocate and enjoys helping others learn about and appreciate animals. She has worked in veterinarian clinics, a doggy daycare, a zoo, and the ASPCA. Her four dogs, two pugs, and two Shih Tzu mixes passed away, but she carries them close to her heart.