Shayoni Mehta has a Master’s in Sociology from the University of Pune (India) and was an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the University of Strasbourg (2013-15) for a Master’s in International Relations. She has worked as a freelance journalist for several newspapers such as Indian Express, Telegraph, and DNA. She has also taught Sociology at the University of Pune and Symbiosis University specializing in Ecofeminism.

She loves being on open waters, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and singing, albeit off-key.