Olivia Branch is originally from Rockford, Illinois, USA and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Master's Degree in Art Education from Boston University. She is currently the art teacher at Batesville Intermediate School, a position she has held since 2014. She completed her student teaching in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China and in 2016 she also taught summer classes in Huzhou, Zhejiang, China. She became an art teacher to help students develop lifelong learning skills and build self-confidence through art making, and has now been teaching for six years. Ms. Branch is the mentor teacher to Xu Quansai from Changsha, China.