Imani was the the wife of Donovan Eames, who was the director of the hospital system on Tarsus IV. In the 2240s, Imani and Donovan lived on Tarsus IV when the food supply was attacked by an exotic fungus. Imani and her husband survived the massacre of 4,000 colonists by former Governor Adrian Kodos and his people.
Following the massacre Imani and her husband stayed on Tarsus IV for several years to help the colony rebuild. After Donovan retired from his role as hospital director, Eames and her husband moved to Benecia Colony in order to live a quiet existence away from the memories of their time on Tarsus IV. Remaining quiet about their past, only close friends knew of their history.
In 2256 Donovan agreed to be interviewed by Shannon Moulton for her book The Four Thousand: Crisis on Tarsus IV even though both he and Imani knew it would thrust them back in to the spotlight. (DSC novel: Drastic Measures)