Dr. Cheng is a native of Southern California. She attended UCLA for undergraduate studies, graduating with a BS in Chemical engineering. During that time, she completed EMT coursework at UCLA CPC and worked as an EMT in Inglewood in 2004 and then on campus at UCLA from 2005 to 2011. She graduated medical school from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as part of the joint PRIME-Charles Drew University medical education program, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. During this time, she spent one year as a research fellow at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, studying the epidemiology of pediatric traumatic brain injury. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at UCLA, graduating as chief resident in 2018. Then she completed an EMS fellowship in 2019 at UCSD. Dr. Cheng has experience as a paramedic school instructor both at the UCLA Paramedic Education Program and the San Diego Fire Paramedic Program. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and the subspecialty of Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Cheng is pursuing her second fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA.