Yassir was born in Mosul, Iraq, and grew up in city of Duhok in the Kurdistan Region, where his parents were born and raised. In 2014 he got an opportunity to finish high school at UWC Robert Bosch College in Germany, after which he spent 7 months in India doing volunteer work with local kids and working with international students at Mahindra United World College. In 2017 he came to the US, and finished his degree in Environmental Studies at The College of Idaho. He spent a lot time skiing, climbing, camping, fly fishing, and rafting. Besides those, he likes to spend his free time cooking and reading.