Yang Yang completed her undergraduate studies in Beijing Forestry University, majoring in urban and rural planning. During her colledge years, she had been awarded the BFU outstanding student, excellent Student Cadres, second-class scholarships, community scholarships and other honors. She has also won the nomination award and Gold Award candidate of the WUPENCity 2021 International Competition For Urban Sustainability Research Report, National College Students' Rural Planning Scheme competition (rural planning scheme unit) excellent work award, "Challenge Cup" Capital College Students' Entrepreneurship plan competition Silver Award, etc.
In 2019, she presided over the National College Students' innovation and Entrepreneurship Project "Research on the measurement and improvement strategy of the space quality system around the railway station", which was also selected into the Siminghuizhi plan. She led the team to win the second prize of the excellent practice team of the National College Students' green dream plan, and the achievements were exhibited in the 2019 Beijing international design week. As the second author, her relevant paper was published in the Journal of UED.
From January to March 2021, she practiced in the international organization The Nature Conservation Association (TNC), mainly responsible for the sustainable potato planting project in arid and semi-arid areas, and assisted in the work related to the less tillage and no tillage project in North China Plain, including the discussion and drawing of the promotion road map, the preparation of the project manual, publicity and summary report, etc.
From September to December 2021, she practiced in the Urban Planning Institute of China Architectural Design and Research Institute, and participated in the national spatial planning of Nanjiao Township, Fangshan District, Beijing (2020-2035), the site selection and detailed planning and design bidding project of Rongchang high tech Zone Science and innovation center, and the urban design project of Jinghai Road Station Street District, Yizhuang Economic Development Zone.