Noel is in his second act of life, looking to make an impact in young people’s lives, changing the world one mind at a time through education. He is passionate about STEM and gender equity in STEM domains, and devotes his time teaching, encouraging, and convincing, young women (especially women in traditionally underrepresented groups) to pursue a career in STEM fields, especially computer science. An unconventional and unorthodox teacher of three years, he hails from the enterprise software industry, using technology and outcomes based pedagogy to make learning engaging and fun. He believes there are two immutable first principles in living one’s life: increasing compassion in the world and decreasing meaningful suffering. He is an advocate of using social entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life for those at the bottom of the pyramid. He received his BA in Economics and a BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is on track to complete his MAT and plans to become a certified middle school teacher in Math & Science. He loves varied and adventurous gastronomic experiences and enjoys biking and long therapeutic weekend runs.