Eliza graduated with Honors from Brown University (2012) where she earned a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Philosophy. Her undergraduate thesis research was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Gilad Barnea, and after graduation she moved to New York to study circadian rhythms as a Research Assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Michael W. Young. Eliza entered the Rockefeller Ph.D. program with an interest in studying the molecular mechanisms of neural development and plasticity, where she was named a 2014-2015 Women and Science Fellow. She is currently using iDISCO+ tissue clearing to study structural plasticity in the intact adult brain as a Bio-X Bowes Graduate Fellow at Stanford.
Eliza graduated from Stanford's Neuroscience Program in April 2020.