Yen Yi graduated from Otago School of Dentistry in 2006. Since then she has spent most of her time in general dentistry in which she enjoys the variety of works it offers. Her goal is prevention & early detection of dental problems, so people can have their natural teeth for as long as possible. The demeanour & personality she has puts anxious patients at ease, and she is able to converse fluently with Asian patients who only speak Mandarin, Cantonese or Malay.

She keeps up with the latest advances in dentistry, by attending courses and being a member of New Zealand & Auckland Dental Association.

She was crowned the Miss Chinese New Zealand in 2008. In addition to her professional and clinical responsibilities, she is actively involved in the events organized by the local Chinese station WTV, co-hosting the beauty pageant & singing talent contests.