Yirang was born in Changwon, South Korea and immigrated to the United States at the age of eight. He attended seven different elementary schools due to frequent moves between South Korea and United States during his childhood. He gained his passion for programming from an experience of modding a video game he loved. In his free time, he loves to play soccer, video games, and read non-fiction books. He is interested in pursuing the career path of becoming a full-stack engineer after his graduation.