Patrice Gopo is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, and she was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and other publications, including Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, and Christianity Today. Her radio commentaries have been featured on her local public radio station. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she is the grateful recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in Literature.
Patrice has a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and both a master of business administration and a master of public policy from the University of Michigan. While she is thankful she’s had the opportunity to study several different subjects, she’s also thrilled that engineering led to community development, which led to writing. Sometimes she wonders what might be next. She lives with her family in North Carolina—a place she has recently begun to consider another home. All the Colors We Will See is her first book.