Ms. Htay Htay Yee attained diploma and bachelor degrees in nursing at the University of Nursing, Mandalay, Myanmar. She received certification in mid-level personnel/eye care training at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. She undertook ORBIS international training in 1997, 2000, and 2008.
From December 1993 to December 1994, Ms. Yee was employed by the World Health Organization in Myanmar as Junior Nurse at the Outpatient Department and Operating Nurse at the Pyinmana Township Hospital in the Mandalay Division. From 2012 to 2014, she was Nursing and Management Programme County Officer for Myanmar.
Currently, Ms. Yee is Head Nurse of the Eye Ward and Ophthalmic Nurse Trainer at the Mandalay Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Hospital in Myanmar.