Noelle is senior digital photo editor at The New Yorker.

She is also part time faculty in BFA photography program at Parsons having taught thesis, photography and social justice, and race and representation as well as African Diaspora Art, African Art, and Global Hip-Hop Cultures at FIU online. She is co-founder and the board chair of FotoKonbit, a non-profit organization created in 2010 to engage, educate, and support Haitians in the telling of their own stories through photography.

Noelle holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in African Diaspora Studies from Florida International University, and an MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design. She worked as a contract photojournalist for the Miami Herald from 2003-2008. From 2016-2021, Noelle was the program officer at Magnum Foundation, a nonprofit that expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography.

For more information you can reach her at noelletheard@gmail.com.