Thomas Winston Morgan
Thomas Winston Morgan brings nearly twenty years’ experience in intercultural education and international management for profit-based and non-profit companies and organizations. Thomas has held leadership positions in intercultural educational operations and initiatives for AFS Intercultural Programs, headquartered in New York, and at AHA Study Abroad/University of Oregon in Portland, Oregon.
Thomas has also held director-level positions at international high tech companies like MusicMatch in San Diego, creator and distributor of streaming digital audio (mp3) and localized music content, Juno Online Services in New York, the nation's third-largest internet service provider, and Microsoft Corporation.
Thomas’ first-hand experience living and working in a variety of intercultural settings has provided him with an understanding of, and commitment to, service, community involvement, and social justice issues, and to advocate for accessibility in intercultural education.
Thomas is also an AFS Returnee (Honduras 1980-1981). His educational background includes advanced degrees in Germanic Languages & Literatures, Spanish, and International Business. He speaks fluent German, Spanish, and French, and is learning Italian and Thai. He and his partner own a Guesthouse in Portland, Oregon.
Director of Programs
Arianne Newton is pleased to be part of an organization that works to share with others the transforming experiences of service-learning and cultural exploration. Service is a personal value of hers and she has had the opportunity to develop and lead students of all ages on short and long-term domestic and international service-learning programs.
Arianne has been involved in the field of international education and service-learning for several years through work, volunteerism, and her own family's involvement in intercultural exchange programs. Her past experiences include work for study abroad organizations supporting and advising students and host families; as Co-Founder and Director of Community Development for Trillium Charter School, where she was involved in the start-up and operation of the non-profit K-12th grade public charter school who curriculum focus is global studies and service-learning for all ages. Arianne led the school in eight years of successful growth. Her professional experience also includes working for advertising agencies and software developers and she founded and operated a successful landscape design business for 13 years. Arianne enjoys being part of creative organizations working to establish positive, multicultural partnerships and leading special initiatives.
Arianne has a degree in Graphic Design from the University of San Francisco and The Academy of Art University and also holds a degree in Landscape Design. Her role at IPSL as the Director of Programs, has enabled her to build relationships with students, families, and international partners all over the world. She enjoys her family, being outside, playing with her dog, meeting new people and traveling every chance she gets.
Director of Marketing
Stephen has over 20 years of marketing and graphic design experience. This experience ranges from multi-national corporations to small nonprofits. He joins IPSL from an allied organization, IVIA LLC where he served as president. IVIA facilitated IPSL's faculty-led, adult and non-academic programs. Stephen continues that role facilitating special programming at IPSL.
Associate Director of Enrollment and Strategic Partnerships
Carrie Taylor is excited to have the opportunity to apply her M.A. degree in Intercultural Relations and ten years of diversified experience in event production and programming, volunteer management, and international education to her work for IPSL.
Living abroad through study and employment has shaped Carrie’s interest in intercultural awareness and social advocacy and developed her passion for international education. Heavily involved in volunteerism throughout her school years and as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Alumna, service-learning has played a critical role in her endeavors. Carrie currently serves on the AmeriCorps NCCC Alumni Leadership Council for the Pacific region and works to engage and connect fellow alumni.
Within the international arena, Carrie’s interests include education and development, immigration, and social inclusion. Carrie values community and new experiences and is always up for an adventure!
Student Programs, University and Research Coordinator
Emma Newton is very enthusiastic about sharing her passion for study abroad and social justice with students. As the IPSL Student Programs, University and Research Coordinator, Emma supports IPSL students throughout the entire process of applying, preparing, attending, and returning from their program abroad. Additionally, she works to support IPSL in a variety of efforts through development of programming opportunities for students and cultivation of reciprocal partnerships between IPSL and U.S. universities and colleges.
Emma first studied abroad in Ireland during her junior year of high school and has since then been hooked. In addition to frequent trips to Europe and Africa with her family, she traveled extensively during her undergraduate years with IPSL in both their Cusco, Peru and Thessaloniki, Greece programs as well as to Taiwan, Thailand, India, and Turkey with Long Island University Global. Emma brings a B.A. in Global Studies from Long Island University Global in New York and an M.S. in Anthrozoology from Canisius College.
Emma's passions include travel, film photography, reading, animal rights, and food sustainability.
Coordinator of Special Programs
Bio to come.
Administrative and Programs Assistant
Kat Cancio is grateful to be part of IPSL’s team and serve as an advocate for international education. As Administrative and Programs Assistant in the New York office, Kat supports IPSL operations at the College of Mount Saint Vincent including undergraduate service abroad and IPSL’s International Development and Service Graduate program.
Kat was afforded her first opportunity to travel after winning a scholarship trip to China in 2007. Since then, her love of adventure has led her to Perú, México, República Dominicana, Cuba, and Costa Rica. Born in the Philippines, Kat’s intentions are to make international education more inclusive and accessible, especially for first generation college students.
Kat is also an artist who loves reading, hiking, inspiring, and cultivating creative spaces.
Brendan Ward is honored and gratified to join IPSL's team and contribute to the pedagogy and practice of Service-Learning™. As the Portland office's Administrative Assistant, Brendan supports each team member with their respective projects and responsibilities, as well as serves to be the first point of contact and support to IPSL students, clients and partners internationally. With a background in sociological theory and a desire for social movement and change, Brendan is committed to the mission and purpose of IPSL and Service-Learning and the commitment to helping communities in need that have been marginalized.
Brendan received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Portland State University and has a history of service and international travel. Having dual US/ Irish citizenship, Brendan has been fortunate to have spent much of his life traveling and exploring parts of the world both with family growing up and independently as an adult. He also has experienced international service-learning, with a notable trip to teach English and math in Northern India in 2008. On this trip, while both teaching and helping the local community construct a new water-duct, Brendan's eyes were opened to the immense capacity of altruistic contribution to communities far from home and the desire to expand cultural awareness and understanding. Throughout his studies at PSU, Brendan realized he wanted to work for an international organization in the nonprofit sector.
Brendan's passions include playing music, exploring the surrounding outdoors of Portland and trying new cuisines.