Mandy Yeung, founder of bobagreen

Mandy Yeung

founder, bobagreen


New York, NY



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I enjoy figuring things out, asking "wait, but why", and making the world a better place

I love solving problems and making life easier by working smarter, not harder. I also love bubble tea and wanted to reconcile my passion for the drink with the plastic pollution the boba crazy is generating. Thus, I founded bobagreen because I want to do my part in helping protect our world from being overloaded by man-made waste.

“A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit. So, don’t be afraid to take a stand." -Ankita Singhal

Chinese Name

Chosen for me by my late Grandfather
My Family name
Meaning "wisdom, intellect"
Meaning "quick, clever, sharp"

Yáng zhì mǐn (Mandarin)
Joeng4 zi3 man5 (Cantonese)


Learning by Doing
Fall 2011 - Spring 2019

NYCDDC -> Turner Construction -> AvalonBay

From Construction to Real Estate Development

New York, NY
It's funny, none of my previous work experiences have much to do with what I am doing today, but at the same time all my random life experiences make total sense now.

In January 2020 I reflected on my Decade in Review - read about it at and feel free to post your own story!


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
2016 – 2018

Columbia Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

New York, NY

• GMAT: 760 (99 percentile)
• Leadership: Real Estate Association – VP of Trips, Columbia Women in Business – VP of Women’s Week, Career Fellow
• Member: Technology Business Group, Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization, Financial Education Society, Hermes Society
• Honors: Columbia Fellow, Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow, WX NY Women Executives in Real Estate Summer Scholar


Flatiron School

NYC Web Development Fellow

Brooklyn, NY

Stack/Skills: Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Heroku; Mobile-first Design; Agile Software Development
• One of 12 Flatiron women selected to participate in the Fog Creek Software Mentorship Program

2007 – 2010

University of Southern California (USC)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Los Angeles, CA

Study Abroad: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Spring 2009
• Sophomore transfer student from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art


"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

PREA-Toigo Scholarship Award 2017

Awarded by the Pension Real Estate Association and the Robert A. Toigo Foundation

Summer Internship Grant 2017

Awarded by the New York Women Executives in Real Estate

Columbia Fellow 2016

Selected by Columbia Business School as one of a handful of entering students who demonstrated the greatest potential to lead the world's enterprises.


“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”
– Caskie Stinnett

Additional Information

Beyond what I do and what I've done


LEED AP BD+C, Engineer-in-Training (EIT)


Board Work

Board Director and Secretary for the Continental Housing Cooperative in Elmhurst, Queens



Cantonese (Native), Mandarin (Limited working proficiency, always trying to improve)



Health & fitness, web development, personal financial literacy, travel hacking & clever layovers, making life easier