Liel made Aliyah from California with her family and was raised in Efrat, Israel. She holds a BS in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University and an MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew University. She is also a graduate of the ICenter's Masters of Concentration in Israel Education. She served as the Director of Jewish Life and Israel Engagement and IACT Birthright Coodinator at Rutgers Hillel in New Jersey. She has extensive experience working as a formal and informal Jewish educator at summer camps, Hebrew schools, and Jewish communities across America.