Vai graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, where he played on the baseball team, in 2011 with a degree in Systems Engineering Management and was commissioned as an Air Force Acquisitions Officer. He first served in the Defense Weather Systems Directorate at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA. Later, he served for one year in the Commander’s Action Group/Aide de Camp for the SMC Commander. He served his final two years as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer at Holloman Air Force Base, NM. Vai spent his MBA summer internship at Nike in Portland, OR and is now working full-time at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in San Francisco. He holds an MS in Engineering Management from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.