Wenqing (Linda) Xu was born in Tokyo, Japan and grew up in Shanghai, China. She came to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2015, pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Biology. She joined the Hartwig Group in Fall 2017, working with Dr. Sean Natoli on the development of new artificial metalloenzymes and analysis of their catalytic activity. In her free time, Linda enjoys working out and exploring gourmet around Berkeley (aka hands-on experiment on human metabolism).