Writer and Vocalist.
Eliza was raised in Arizona and lives in the D.C. area. In college, she served as copy chief and features writer at her college newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, and later copy edited at The Washington Times. She also pursued music education and composition, winning the Raymond T. Jackson composition competition for solo piano work in 2010 and earning an M.M.E. in music education that same year from Howard University. She is an avid songwriter and studied pop-song composition at New York University in 2013. A member of a cappella jazz group Traces of Blue, Eliza competed on NBC's The Sing-Off, where the group came in fourth. From 2014-2016, Eliza fronted and wrote songs for D.C. indie rock band Sam Hesh.
Eliza has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Warner Theater (DC), B.B. King Blues Club (NYC), Blues Alley (DC), Strathmore (MD), The Fillmore (MD), The Howard Theatre (DC), HR-57 (DC), Bohemian Caverns (DC), the Smithsonian Sculpture Garden (DC), Jammin Java (VA), Velvet Lounge (DC), the Vice President's Residence, Bermuda and Jamaica. She has been seen in concert with Smokey Robinson, Geri Allen and Marvin Hamlisch, and been interviewed on National Public Radio.
She now writes culture and lifestyle features for Northern Virginia Magazine, sings at weddings and is excited to find her next band.