Liya Cui is an Assistant Contributing Editor at CulEpi and a recent graduate from Eugene Lang College at The New School, where she studied nonfiction writing. She's also been a server for over seven years, getting her start at her parents' restaurant back home in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Now based in Brooklyn, Liya has carried over her family's passion for the restaurant industry and is ready to write about it (and everything else). She has written for Her Campus, The New School Free Press and Eleven and a Half Literary Journal.