Iovanna Mesopir was born in Nairobi in 1976 and has made it her home. She attended high school at Loreto Convent Valley Road then joined the Catholic university of Eastern Africa where she graduated with a BA in Social Science ( Sociology). Later she graduated with an Msc in Entrepreneurship from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Currently she works with East African Cables Limited. Iovanna describes herself as a novice writer. Her first unpublished short story “The boat to the boat” was inspired after attending the Kwani/SLS workshop in Lamu 2006.