Noel Russell initially began her professional career in fashion. In this podcast episode, Noel shares what initially sparked her interest in social work and how she found a bridge between her past personal experiences and current passion toward social and community engagement. She believes that you don’t have to be wealthy to help others and shares how her Mexican American family taught her the value of providing support to those around you.
Whether it’s through being present by recognizing that not asking for help doesn’t negate the fact that one may need assistance, Noel gives us insight into the many ways we can spread love and kindness, regardless of where we are in the world. Currently, she is an advocate of children and youth in the Bay Area. Her purpose is to provide support and resources for those that are underserved and may not have the ability to seek the assistance they need. Noel wants the people she serves to know that although they may not have economic freedom, this doesn’t imply they lack in other areas as well. Noel Russell is a firm believer that what you do for others today can empower an individual far beyond what we can see.
Noel is a genuine Latina whose voice and testimony have a lasting impact. In this episode, she also shares her various perspectives about what it was like growing up in a large Mexican family and the legacy she carries with her today. This episode is a vulnerable, sensitive and engaging conversation and reminder of the power we all carry within.
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