Loise al'Vere is the second-youngest daughter of the a'Vere family and the older sister of Egwene.
In "The Wheel of Time Companion" it is hinted that the mother and all the sisters of Egwene can learn to channel.
Loise was born in the year 976 NE. She is a tomboy as late as age fifteen. Loise was considered the adventurous one, she was the one who hung on to climbing trees long after others girls gave it up. Who sneaked off hunting rabbits and went swimming in the Waterwood long after it was proper for a girl.
She was not allowed to braid her hair until 997 NE.
For the time Perrin left the Two Rivers for the second time, Loise was looking around at suitors.