Meet Marcus Hall and Elena Hall, parents of Team USA Freeskier in Winter Olympics 2022, Alex Hall. This article covers his parents’ age, job, nationality, and education.
Keep on scrolling to learn more about Alex Hall’s parents.
Who Are Alex Hall Parents?
Alex Hall gave a phenomenal performance at the Winter Olympics 2022 as a member of Team USA freeskiers. After his win, people were fascinated by his upbringing.
Marcus Hall and Elena Hall had Alexander Chauncey Hall as their oldest son in Fairbanks, Alaska. But, he was raised mostly in Zurich, Switzerland where most of his family still lives now. Both of his parents are ski enthusiasts and well-accomplished academics.
Alex moved to the states at the age of 16 to join the U.S. Ski & Snowboard training academy in Park City, Utah, adjacent to his father’s hometown of Salt Lake City. He speaks both German and Swiss-German, learned while growing up in Zurich, and often serves as a team translator when traveling.
This multi heritage draws fans’ fascination towards his lesser-known parents. Keep on learning about them below.
Meet Marcus Hall, Alex Hall’s Dad
Originally from Salt Lake City, Marchus H. Hall is an American citizen. But, he has been permanently settled in Zurich for a very long time.
Marcus Hall Age
Born on 3 August 1959, Marcus Hall is 62 years old as of Feb 2022.
Marcus Hall Job
Marcus Hall started his career as a secondary and elementary teacher in schools in Alaska, Ecuador, and Italy from 1982 to 1987. From 1994 to 1995, he was the U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Italy. 1997-1998, he worked as a dissertation scholarship, Gladys Delmas Foundation for Venetian Studies, NY, USA.
A year after that in 1999, Marcus became a German Marshall Fund Postdoctoral Fellow, the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. From 2000 to 2001, he worked as Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of History at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Moreover, in 2001, Marcus became a postdoctoral fellow at, Swiss Federal Forest/Snow/Landscape-WSL Institute in Birmensdorf, Switzerland. His CV also lists Fellow, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York, NY in 2003-04, Fellow, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (Smithsonian Institution) in 2004-2005, Associate Researcher, Institute of Environmental Sciences, the University of Zurich in 2005-2007, and Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of History, University of Utah, USA (2007-08; Environmental Humanities Research Professor) from 2006 to 2009.
He then resigned from the position to move his family from Utah to Switzerland in 2009.
From 2009 to 2020, Marcus worked as Senior Lecturer (Privatdozent, tenured), Institute of Evolutionary Biology & Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Whereas from 2021, he has been working as a Professor (Titular Professor) in the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
Moving on, Marcus holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. He earned his master’s in History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Also, Marcus’s research interests include modern environmental history, restoring & rewilding, malaria, parasitism, salvage, warfare & environment, and conservation at sacred sites. With an English mother tongue, he is also fluent in Italian, Spanish, French, and German. For more information on his career click the link.
Fun Fact: Marcus’s book Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration received the Downing Book Award of the Society of Architectural Historians. He has co-authored four books in total.
Is Marcus Hall On Instagram?
No, Marcus Hall is not available on social media platforms.
Meet Elena Hall, Alex Hall’s Mom
Alex Hall’s mother was born Elena Conti. She is an Italian by nationality.
Elena Hall Age
Reportedly born before 1962, Elena Conti should be at least 59 years old as of 2022.
Elena Hall Job
Elena Hall debuted her career as a research assistant in the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. She continued working till 1989 and became the teaching assistant in the Botany Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison till 1991. From 1991 to 1994, she worked as a research assistant at the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Moreover, from 1994 to 1995, Elena served as the post-doctoral researcher at Washington State University. Then, she joined Harvard University Herbaria as a post-doctoral researcher in 1995. During the period between 1996 to 1999, she served as an associate professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Herbarium Curator, University of Alaska Museum.
Then, Elena moved to Switzerland and took the job of associate professor at the University of Zurich in 2000. From 2011 to 2017, she also became Director of the Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Herbarium, Library, and Botanic Garden of the University of Zurich. Meanwhile, in 2012, she had become a full professor at the University of Zurich and is still teaching in that role at the university.
Elena holds a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She had joined Harvard University Herbaria as Post-doctoral Mercer Fellow and Washington State University as Post-doctoral Research Associate.
Is Elena Hall On Instagram?
No, Elena doesn’t have an Instagram account but has a Facebook (@elena.conti.5895).
When Did Alex Hall Parents Tie The Knot?
There is no information on when they tied the knots but it was sometimes before 1998.
Where Do Alex Hall Parents Live?
Alex Hall’s parents have settled in Zurich, Switzerland.
How Many Kids Do Alex Hall Parents Have?
Alex Hall has a younger brother named Aldo Hall born in September 1996.