Yash was born in North Carolina and raised in Minnesota. In 2019, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Spanish, commissioning as a student naval aviator in the U.S. Navy. He completed a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University in September 2020. Yash is currently still on active duty and is passionate about helping other military members and veterans pursue their personal educational goals.