Evelyn Yang is the longtime wife of politician, Andrew Yang -who is running to become the next Mayor of New York City.
Evelyn’s husband is a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, who is also a businessman, author, philanthropist, political commentator and lawyer.
Prior to giving the presidential spot a shot, Andrew served as a corporate lawyer, healthcare startup entrepreneur, CEO of Manhattan Test Prep, Founder and CEO of Venture for America.
Yang graduated from Columbia School of Law -and by the mid 2000’s he was the CEO of elite test prep company Manhattan GMAT, which he and his partners sold to Kaplan in 2009.
Yang went on to create Venture For America, a program that sends college graduates to work at startups in cities hit especially hard by the financial crisis. He received a Champion of Change Award from the Obama White House in 2012, and was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship in 2015.
He’s been happily married to wife, Evelyn Yang for years. Meet her in her top facts below.
1. She attended Columbia University
Evelyn Yang was born Evelyn Lu on October 31, 1981. She attended Columbia University in New York City and studied in Shanghai as part of her program.
2. She had a corporate job
Evelyn Yang worked as a marketing exec at L’Oréal but left her job to become a mom. Evelyn who is now a full-time mom was seen a number of times accompanying her husband on the trail. She had a moderate role in the campaign appearing in videos in which she speaks in behalf of her husband and speaking out about her son’s autism.
3. She has been married for many years
Andrew and Evelyn Yang have been married since 2011. She met her future husband during an event at the campus of the Columbia University in New York City. At the time Andrew Yang worked at test prep company Manhattan Prep.
4. She is a mom of two
Evelyn Yan and her husband are the proud parents of two children, two sons. Their eldest son, Christopher, is autistic. The family of four resides in New York.
5. She is a victim of abuse
Evelyn Yang revealed in 2020 that her gynecologist, Robert Hadden assaulted her in his examination room when she was seven months pregnant with her first child. During the alleged assault, Evelyn said she “froze like a deer in headlights” and tried to avoid his gaze, “just waiting for it to be over” -the assault took place in 2012.
She is one of over 30 women suing Hadden who was convicted of assault in 2016.