Ethan Knight is a board advisor with extensive experience in the field of experiential international education. He graduated from Catlin Gabel high school and Willamette University, earning a bachelor’s Degree in English & Philosophy with minors in Environmental Science and Spanish.

Ethan is the founder of his own gap year organization and a separate nonprofit called Carpe Mundi, which aims to open access to credit and federal FAFSA for Pell-eligible youth in Portland. He has led groups and developed programs in India, Bali, Central America, New Zealand, East Africa, Indonesia, South America, and Central America.

Ethan is a passionate advocate for the gap year movement, taking his own gap year to India, Nepal, Tibet, and Thailand. He recently retired from the Gap Year Association, which he founded in 2012, and continues co-chairing the Standards and Accreditation Committee.