Ioanna Pappou was born in Athens. She graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2020, completing her studies in Architecture Engineering. During her studies she participated in numerous design workshops and seminars. In parallel to her architectural Degree, she also completed her Minor in Environmental Studies at the American College of Greece (DEREE) with awarded scholarship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Since then she has been part of various large-scale projects with collaboration with several architectural studios in Athens.