Hailing originally from the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, Dr. Liu received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley, with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from the Blum Center for Developing Economies. She then completed her medical training as part of the T32 Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at UC San Diego. Her PhD work in the Neurosciences Graduate Program focused on testing noninvasive, quantitative functional neuroimaging methods to better understand the working human brain, and was in part funded by an NIH/NIMH F30 training grant. After completing her MD, she stayed in San Diego for her Transitional Year internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital, where she was elected to the Transitional Year Program Evaluation Committee and the Residency Advisory Committee. She is now most excited to be back in Los Angeles to start Radiation Oncology training at UCLA.