Yang began her real estate career as an accountant for Berger Realty Group. At Berger, she was responsible for all property accounting, payroll, and financial and budgetary forecasting for a large portfolio of multi-family assets in the Chicago River North neighborhood. After Yang left Berger, she worked as a Controller at Meltzer Real Estate, which is a small but fast-growing real estate company. At Meltzer, she handled all month-end closing duties including journal entry preparations, prepare and analyze monthly financial statements and report to the owner. Yang received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China. She received her Master of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago. She also has a MBA degree from University of Illinois of Chicago.