Tianyi graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in International Relations and International Law. A native Texan, she commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer and was stationed in Camp Red Cloud, South Korea and Fort Hood, Texas. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and Iraqi in the spring of 2016. Tianyi will be leaving active duty in the fall of 2016 and attending Yale Law School.