Noam grew up in Wahat al Salam/Neve Shalom, the only community in Israel where Palestinians and Jews live together as equals. She was educated in a bi-national, bi-lingual and bi-cultural school, where she learned to speak fluent Arabic. This ability has strengthened her Middle Eastern identity, which originally stemmed from family roots in Iran. From a young age Noam has worked in peacebuilding programs with Israelis and Palestinians. Noam graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in co-existence. She has worked with youth in Rwanda and was awarded the Davis Peace Prize for her development of peacebuilding programs for HIV positive youth in Kigali. These initiatives supported the creation of healing narratives for health education based on reconciliation and confronting of the past. Noam joined Interpeace’s Base for Discussion program in Israel in 2012, where she was promoted to coordinator in 2014. The aim of the program is to work to include groups in Israeli society who were previously excluded from the traditional peace camp, and to that end Noam has worked extensively with leaders from the ultra-Orthodox, Russian speaking, and religious Zionist community as well as others, engaging them in a deep and honest process about the geopolitical vision of Israel and the possibility of non-violent solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.