Xiao was born in China and lived in southern California for most of her life. She attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology. She was a part of several pre-health organizations at UC Berkeley, including pre-med honor society and Issues Berkeley Medical Journal. After graduating, she received her M.S. in Physiological Sciences in 2014 at UCLA, where she was involved in Care Extenders and co-founded Mental Health Initiative. She is currently in the PRIME program at David Geffen School of Medicine. In her spare time, she likes to do yoga and run.

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley

Masters: UC Los Angeles

Hometown: Eastvale, CA