Ki-Yeon received her B.S. in Psychology (specialized in Cognitive Psychology) from UC San Diego in 2020. She began working with students in 2016 at an after school program. Through this experience, she became more interested in education and how people learn. She was part of the Partners At Learning Program in UC San Diego where she worked with students in high school that needed academic supports in math and science. Ki-Yeon is also fluent in Korean.