Born in a small town in the northeast of China, Yan Liu is a scientist, photographer, and educator. She came to the United States as an international student and holds a PhD in Neuroscience. Without any formal photography or art education, Yan brings her creative thinking and experimenting skills as a scientist to her photography practice. She makes daily life her subject matter, to explore stories, experiences, emotions, and feelings visually. Her work has been featured in Click Magazine, and awarded internationally by Documentary Family Award. Yan currently lives and works in Orlando, Florida with her family.