Our Staff

Aaron Morehouse, PhD
Aaron Morehouse, PhD

Dr. Morehouse is a leading expert in cultural immersion, experiential education, and student programming in critical global issues.

Christina Thomas
Christina Thomas

Christina has been working in the field of educational management and international education for over 15 years, teaching, designing, and managing transformational and educational exchange programs for youth and adults.

Heather Beard
Heather Beard

Heather has been working in the international education and nonprofit sector for 15 years, with particular experience in admissions and development.

Allison Barnes
Allison Barnes

Allie first joined The Experiment in 2013. She served as Group Leader for the 2013 and 2014 Japan: Language and Culture programs and the 2015 Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture program. In 2015, she also worked as The Experiment Program Assistant, while studying for her Master of Arts in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute.

Aaron Brazelton
Aaron Brazelton

Aaron is an alumnus of World Learning’s Youth Exchange program in Serbia, and recently worked as program associate for the Iraqi Youth Leadership (IYLEP) program. Aaron has also worked as Program Manager for Breakthrough Miami from 2013-2016, and a Rising Leaders Fellow for Teach for America.

Ryan Buck
Ryan Buck

Ryan joined The Experiment as assistant admissions officer in 2014. As a previous Experimenter himself, Ryan is also a two-time Experiment group leader.

Melanie Brubaker
Melanie Brubaker

Melanie joined The Experiment in 2014 as program officer for the Experiment Leadership Institute. Melanie has worked with World Learning since 2007 in a variety of capacities.

Kristen Dowling
Kristen Dowling

Kristen Dowling joined The Experiment in 2016 as the Logistics and Systems Coordinator. She has a background in non-profit communication, travel and special events. She received her BS in Mass Communication with a minor concentration in Spanish Language from Boston University.

Larry Fenn
Larry Fenn

Larry comes to The Experiment team with 10 years of admissions experience at the SCA (Student Conservation Association), where he was responsible for year-round, regional admissions and placement of youth and young adults in national conservation internships.

Kirstin French
Kirstin French

Kirstin is a youth program professional who specializes in program logistics, staff training, and management. Kirstin has been managing international youth programs at World Learning since December 2011 and joined The Experiment in 2015.

Marni Goodman
Marni Goodman

Marni Goodman is an international education professional who started as assistant admissions officer for The Experiment in 2013. She previously worked at Student Conservation Association (SCA) in Charlestown, New Hampshire, as placement assistant for admissions.

Ashley Langdon
Ashley Langdon

Ashley Langdon joined The Experiment as an admissions officer in 2012, having previously worked for World Learning as program coordinator for Latin America with SIT Study Abroad.

Deanna Looper
Deanna Looper

Deanna Looper joined The Experiment in 2008 as admissions assistant and was promoted to systems coordinator in 2012.

Jessika Macias
Jessika Macias

Jess has been with The Experiment in International Living since 2013 and brings years of experience in education and youth programs to her position as program officer.

Karen Ross
Karen Ross

A past leader for The Experiment Leadership Institute’s Peace, Politics, and Human Rights Program, Karen brings years of experience in youth and civic engagement with specialization in inclusive programming, training, and project management. Karen joined The Experiment in 2015 while finishing her Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management at SIT Graduate Institute.

Brian Sheffer
Brian Sheffer

Brian began his travels in high school spending six weeks in Barcelona, Spain, focusing on language and cultural immersion. Brian earned his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in 2010. Brian spent a college semester attending the University of Cape Town, South Africa, through a program focusing on community building. Brian also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras from 2011-2012.

Emma Stadele
Emma Stadele

Emma graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in psychology. In addition to being an English teaching in Honduras, Emma has built houses in Mexico, and explored both Spain and France. She has traveled extensively throughout Japan, studying and teaching English. She led three Experiment trips to Japan (2013, 2014, and 2016).