Traveler Bio

Hello! My name is Morgan Thomas. I am a 22-year-old English Teaching Assistant (ETA) from Houston, Texas. I speak English, know American Sign Language, and am learning Twi and Dagbani, two local languages in Ghana. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, visiting museums, exercising, and crafting with yarn.

Before moving to Ghana, I spent four years at the University of Houston studying History and Education. Outside of class, I conducted – or carried out – two independent research projects about African American History. My research topics included the role of youth activists during the civil rights movement and the history of Houston’s first African American cultural museum, HMAAC. To do historical research, I explored databases called “archives,” interviewed community members, and read many articles and books. (To me, the work was fun!)

Now, it is my first year out of college, and I applied for and am grateful to have been accepted into The Fulbright Program. Fulbright helps American students teach English and do research around the world. My interest in visiting Africa stemmed from studying Black History and African American ancestry. (I am biracial. That means I come from two racial backgrounds – African American and European American.) Africa has fifty-four countries. So, I chose Ghana to learn more about the history, culture, and people of just one. Here, I teach English at Tamale Senior High School and Ghana Senior High School.

Truth be told, travelers, this is my first time living overseas. I am excited to see what experiences, relationships, and learning opportunities await me in Ghana. I’m also thrilled to have you join me! As I share my travels, I cannot wait to hear about your journeys through the school year.