Liza received her doctorate in physical therapy from USC in 2018 with a focus on pelvic health.
While at USC, Liza was the recipient of the Nina Bradley & Jesus Dominguez Scholarship for her engagement with underserved communities, her strong spirit of service to others, and her leadership in community health and wellness.
During her second year of graduate school, she was selected to participate with the UCLA Mobile Clinic Project, providing physical therapy services to underserved and homeless communities in Los Angeles.
Liza received her B.A. in Italian Studies/Anthropology from UC Berkeley in 2005, where she became interested in cycling and swimming. Like so many before her, Liza discovered Pilates while attempting to rehabilitate a knee injury. In 2009, she received her Pilates certification from Balanced Body at EHS Pilates in San Francisco. During this time, Liza volunteered at St. Francis Memorial’s Center for Sports Medicine & Dance Medicine where she first encountered the use of Pilates in a rehabilitation setting, sparking her interest in physical therapy.
Liza’s movement background includes dance, gymnastics, cycling, swimming, and hiking. In 2006, she combined her passions for cycling and travel with a tour on her bike across France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Liza loves food and welcomes all restaurant recommendations.