Yong Zhao, co-founder: Yong grew up in Liaoning, received a BS at Peking University, and then received a MESc and deferred his doctoral program in environmental science at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Wanting Zhang, co-founder: Wanting grew up in Beijing, received a BA at Peking University, an LLM at the Boston University School of Law, and then an MESc at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Ming Bai, co-founder: Ming grew up in Harbin, received a BA and MA at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and then received an MFA at the Yale School of Art.
Reed Immer, marketing: Reed grew up in Connecticut, received a BA at UConn, and sits on the New Haven Cultural Commission.
Lucas Sin, culinary: Lucas grew up in Hong Kong, apprenticed in kitchens in Japan, Hong Kong and the US; opened nine student-run restaurants; and received a BA at Yale. He’s written for Lucky Peach, Cleaver Quarterly, and China Hands.
Andrew Chu, operations: Andrew grew up in Connecticut, managed a snowboard shop for eight years, and received a BA and MBA at Southern Connecticut State University
Xuhui Zhang, architectural design: Xuhui grew up in Beijing, received a B.Arch at Tsinghua University, and then received a M.Arch at Cornell.
Eva Zhang, culinary: Eva grew up in Liaoning, ran a tiny lunch restaurant, received a BA at Shenyang Normal University, and then received an MBA at Fort Hays University