Born and raised in Harlem, New York City, Noah received the Gates Millennium Scholarship to study at Amherst College. He majored in English and graduated in 2017. During his time at Amherst College, he studied abroad and worked in India; Brazil, South Africa; United Kingdom; and, Greece. Writing stories from the travels, he wrote a collection of stories, essays and poems, A Moment Elsewhere: Writing from the Travels, in which 200 copies were printed and distributed during a book signing event sponsored by Amherst College.
After graduation, Morton was invited to facilitate empowerment programs at four different schools in Japan. Following this learning experience, he went to serve as a Youth Development Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, where he worked with teachers to coordinate out-of-school learning opportunities whether clubs, tutoring, or writing.
Receiving his Teacher Certificate (CELTA) in Barcelona to encourage an student-centered, interactive approach to teaching, which focuses on the student’s lived experiences, he transitioned from Peace Corps to teach English in Casablanca, Morocco. Inspired to learn more about the transformative nature of education, he engaged in the unique learning experiences at the University of Cambridge during the MPhil in Education, Globalization, and International Development. Now, he continues the educational journey as a Education Doctorate student in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco.
Biography in Flash Points
• Born and raised in Harlem, NYC
• Gates Millennium Scholar
• Amherst College’17 Graduate: English Major
• During college, wrote and printed two books of short stories, essays, poetry: distributed to over 400 people
• Studied and worked in over seven countries within five years
• Certified Teacher (CELTA) with two years of experience in afterschool program experiences
• University of Cambridge’20 Graduate: MPhil in Education, Globalization, and International Development
• Current Education Doctorate student at the University of San Francisco