Noel comes from Kerala, a state on the south-western coast of India, and moved to Aotearoa as a child. Noel is particularly interested in climate justice and ensuring marginalised voices are given a platform to share their stories and lived experiences. He got his first taste of campaigning with Fossil Free UoA, a movement at the University of Auckland campaigning for the university to divest funds from the fossil fuel industry. While at university he studied Biological Anthropology and Psychology. Since leaving Fossil Free UoA, Noel has been involved with 350 Aotearoa and 350 Auckland.