Originally from Sacramento, CA, or Iceland where she likes to convince people, Lien grew up on punk, and jazz, which pushed her to pursue a B.A. in Music at UCDavis. There she took the classical route in ethnomusicology/percussion performance. During that time she became deeply ingrained in the college freeform radio station KDVS 90.3fm which exposed her to a lot experimental music. Over the years she has played in Cat Problems, World-Losers, and Backward Beast as a drummer. She now plays drums/sings in Kat Morgan and drums for Heather D'angelo (Au Revoir Simone). She currently is writing in the groups Genuis, Fragile Friends, Leviathe & Jevin, and her upcoming solo project, LEVIATHE. Aside from that she is also composing the score for "The Foundation presents: X" feature length film and working on the solo album of Jordan Blackmon (Toro y Moi).
She now works as an engineer, designer, and community organizing at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. She produces and writes for Text Me Records and is 1/3 of LMSFN music organization both based in San Francisco. She also works with Matthew Pereira under the name LIEMA for their film audio company.