Originally from the southern city of Guangzhou in China, Xinlu Liang specialized in creative writing at Sun Yat-sen University and earned a master’s degree in journalism from USC Annenberg. She is a bilingual reporter who excels at long-form features and has won two championships of national English writing competitions in China. Xinlu was a summer 2020 reporting intern on the COVID-19 team at the Los Angeles Times contributing to “The Pandemic’s Toll: Lives Lost in California” in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and USC. Her print and digital work have been featured in South China Morning Post, Reuters, Los Angeleno, LA TACO and Los Angeles Times. In her spare time, Xinlu can be found strolling food markets or binge-watching anime series.