LEINA FIELEKE '21 

J.F. OBERLIN UNIVERSITY '21-'22

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Leina Fieleke '21 is majoring in East Asian Studies, Psychology, and Art History. Leina spends much of her time at Oberlin engaging in and facilitating cross-cultural learning as the chair of the Japanese Student Association, a Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) student assistant, and the Curatorial and Education Assistant in Asian art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow, Leina also has conducted independent research on museum accessibility for two years. With the support of Shansi's In-Asia grant, Leina furthered her knowledge of Japanese art and museums by interning at the Maruki Gallery in Saitama, Japan. Leina first discovered her enthusiasm for teaching as a docent, which she then grew as a Ninde Scholars Program Tutor. As a Shansi Fellow, Leina is excited to bring her commitment to education and accessibility to J.F. Oberlin, where she will work towards her goals of becoming a better educator and improving her knowledge of Japanese language and culture.