Noah grew up in Skaneateles, New York. He attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he studied U.S. Immigration history and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2015. Although he arrived at Hampshire College with a penchant for history in general, Noah soon became interested in immigration history in particular due to its relevance in modern political discourse. After graduation, Noah worked as a tutor for an afterschool program in New York before applying for graduate school at CU Denver. Motivated by his academic interest in the West and his love for skiing, Noah’s decision to attend CU Denver was an easy one. He is currently a third- year graduate student, majoring in U.S. Immigration history/Twentieth Century United States history with a minor in Public History. He is also a Koch Fellow with History Colorado. Noah plans to write his thesis about Vietnam War refugee resettlement in the United States. He decided to write about Hungarian refugee resettlement for Dr. Ryan Crewe’s Global History course as this represented one of the first in a long line of Cold War era refugee resettlement efforts which included Vietnamese resettlement.