Professor Yu earned her A. B. (1979) and Ph.D. (1984) from Princeton University. She did postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining the faculty at UCI in 1989. She is the recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. She has a broad range of research interests which include disordered systems, biophysics, noise, and quantum computing. In this segment of "What Matters to Me and Why", Professor Clare Yu Ph.D talks about how religion and her beliefs influenced her in her endeavors.