XENNA GOH '13

SHANXI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY '13-'15

Xenna Goh majored in East Asian Studies and a minor in Geology.  For her EAS honors project she conducted research on the Chinese National Parks initiative to find a correlation between re-emerging attitudes towards nature and new waves of ecotourism. Xenna was a 2011 recipient of a Shansi In-Asia study grant to engage in a part heritage, part agricultural project in Sichuan province. The grant enabled her to visit family members and work alongside Yi farmers on a sheep ranch.  She was the Forward Captain on the OC Women’s Rugby Team, a Student Librarian Assistant in the Oberlin Science Library, and a Geographic Information Systems Assistant in the Geology Department. She speaks Chinese, Swedish, and French, and is interested in rock-climbing and backpacking!  Xenna was excited to develop a deeper understanding of rural China, to be a bridge between Oberlin and SXAU, and to continue her development as a teacher.