Eliza and her family moved to Old Lyme in 2001 and soon afterward, they became members of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. Eliza is a veteran of three Tree of Life journeys, the first of which she was a part of in 2005. During her subsequent journeys, Eliza kept a blog about her travels in Israel and the occupied territories. Through the Tree of Life Educational Fund, Eliza hopes to inspire a younger generation of activists who will join the non-violent struggle for peace. Eliza attended high school at Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts. Currently, she is a student at Harvard College where she is majoring in the History of Science with a focus in Mind, Brain and Behavior.