Interview with Yuzhi Zheng

One of the Women at the Heart of React

Rachel Nabors
Nov 4, 2019 · 2 min read

Yuzhi is the engineering manager behind the React and Relay teams at Facebook. In this interview, she talks a bit about what management is like and how Relay and React work together. You can find her on Twitter as @yuzhiz.

An illustration of Yuzhi Zheng in a sailor uniform reminiscent of Sailor Moon.
An illustration of Yuzhi Zheng in a sailor uniform reminiscent of Sailor Moon.

What got you into management?

What’s it like to manage a team?

How does Relay relate to React?

What do you like to do when you aren’t hacking?

What’s your workspace like?

Believe in yourself, don’t listen to the doubters.


This interview appeared in a condensed format in the 2019 Women at the Heart of React Zine. It is part of a series of interviews with women who contribute to React Core and organize the React Community. Portrait by Xyra Brittney.

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