Noel joined Qunnect’s management team in 2020. Prior to this role, she was a seed investor with the Accelerate NY Seed Fund, where she built a portfolio of 24 companies across deep technology and life science sectors. Noel is a serial entrepreneur, having founded/led two biotech startup companies. She continues to serve as a volunteer investment adviser for the Cavendish Impact Foundation, supporting startups addressing unmet medical needs, and is on the Board of M-Corps, a nonprofit accelerator supporting clean-tech manufacturing companies. Before joining the startup community, Noel was an assistant professor of physics at Hunter College, CUNY. She completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard University and her PhD in Physics & Biology from Rockefeller University.