Noelle Russell is first and foremost a storyteller. Noelle began her communications career in print journalism, working for the same Indiana media outlet for 13 years. During her years as a reporter, she specialized in public safety and criminal justice and to this day champions any opportunity to lift up marginalized voices. Noelle then served as editor in chief of the newsroom, the first woman in the publication’s history to do so, for three years before transitioning to child welfare communications. Prior to joining the Foster America family, Noelle served as director of communications for the Indiana Department of Child Services. She is a graduate of Franklin College, where she triple-majored in journalism, English and Spanish. She earned her master’s degree in strategic communication from the University of Missouri.