Meet the Team

Alex Morton

Gap Director

Alex joined the ARCC office staff in 2022 after instructing six ARCC gap semesters and a few custom programs. She is originally from Michigan, where she completed her studies in Anthropology and Spanish. Following university, she served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, focusing on youth development, leadership, and community involvement. Her passion for travel and cross-cultural interactions brought her to ARCC in 2017. While working seasonally with ARCC, Alex also instructed snowboarding in Colorado, volunteered at the 2018 World Cup, guided hiking in Yellowstone National Park, and hiked the Colorado Trail. When not traveling, Alex enjoys reading, snowboarding, surfing, and all other outdoor activities.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about sustainable living. I have learned so much about sustainability and conservation through many ARCC partners around the world. I strive to implement sustainable practices I have seen through my travels in my own day-to-day life.

What is your favorite ARCC Program?

The Centro-Caribbean gap semester program! This was my last program as an instructor in the field and now I get to direct it. I love all of the time spent in the ocean and in the jungle. Plus, there is a big focus on wildlife and conservation, a huge passion of mine!

What’s on your bucket list?

My bucket list is always getting longer, but currently, the top spot goes to Iceland. I would love to see the northern lights there, soak in the hot springs, and hike through the volcanic landscape.