Noel grew up in Long Beach, CA and went to Loyola Marymount University for his bachelors. He had a career in the shipping industry before returning to school to pursue a career in dentistry. He taught at San Francisco State University and mentored pre-health undergraduate students before graduating from UCSF School of Dentistry. He has been involved in local community health clinics as well as a volunteer for the Community Dental Clinic at UCSF. Outside of dentistry you can find him at the gym, climbing or hiking.