Iyabo is from London, England and has a BA (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Bedfordshire. She worked in the civil service for some years before obtaining a Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University of East London in 2013. Iyabo enjoyed working for several years in inner-city London schools, teaching middle and upper primary. In 2016, her love of travel, culture, and education collided, leading her to Beijing. Outside of the classroom, Iyabo enjoys listening to music, reading, networking and meeting new people.