Noam is the child of a Lubavitcher Hassid and a Modern Orthodox Rabbi. He grew up in Boston, where he went to Maimonides Day School for 12 years of sheltered and naive bliss. After a year of yeshiva study near Jerusalem, he went to the University of Michigan, where he spent seven years and ultimately received his Master of Public Health in health management and policy. In 2010, after a series of head-scratching events, Noam moved to Detroit, where he found an inspiring community of strong-willed activists, doers, and spiritual seekers who learn together, struggle together, and challenge one another. He fell in love, created a family, founded two thriving organizations, and continues to dream up possibilities of a more inclusive and equitable future. When not in the clouds, Noam is either playing kickball, riding his bike, or solving crossword puzzles.