Lou is a recently retired teacher with a passionate educator who serves as an advocate for global education. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year, and Fellowships with Fulbright Studies, Teachers for Global Classrooms, The Korea Society, The Transatlantic Outreach Program, the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, the Fund for Teachers and three international projects with UW-Madison. She has also worked on peer to peer projects supported by the U.S. Department of State in Indonesia and Russia. Lou actively promotes Global Education Achievement Certification programs that recognize and support global literacy. Lou has traveled on many GEEO programs.