Betty Yi was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2016 with a B.S. in Systems Engineering with a Chinese minor. She currently serves as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard USS STERETT (DDG 104) in San Diego, CA and has completed two 7th Fleet deployments supporting international relations and U.S. Pacific Fleet’s up-gunned Expeditionary Strike Group. Her hobbies include running, hiking, reading, and spending quality time with friends.