Novia Liu is a junior majoring in history at Stanford University. Though broadly interested in the American Founding, she concentrates on the intersection between history and law. While growing up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, Novia became fascinated with the ideological impacts of the American Revolution. At Stanford, she is exploring how different conceptions of government shaped the creation and early interpretation of the United States Constitution. In particular, she hopes to understand the relationship between American constitutions, the theory of mixed government, and the nature of the early republic.