Louise Edwards connection to Shansi began before she was born: her grandmother, Vee Ling, was the Dean of Women for Oberlin-in-China in Chengdu from 1949 to 1950. Louise has traveled to many countries around the world, but her richest overseas experiences have come from study trips. In spring 2015, Louise studied abroad in Namibia and South Africa, where she enrolled in classes on history, politics, and social justice, and interned at Sister Namibia, a non-governmental organization that publishes an Afro-centric feminist magazine. On campus, she serves as the Arts Editor for The Oberlin Review. Louise aims to apply her writing and tutoring skills to help students at the Shanxi Agricultural University improve their English abilities.