Noah Cole

2021
MPP Student
Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Noah Cole is a second year Master of Public Policy student interested in issues of racial equity, voting rights and anti corruption in government. Cole worked with California Common Cause in the Summer of 2021 to evaluate the potential for a statewide small donor democracy program that could root out the issue of big money influencing politics and policy. He has also conducted research on school segregation, universal voter registration, and civic engagement while at the Goldman School of Public Policy. 

Before Goldman, Cole worked in legal compliance at a large tech firm and co-founded the Community-Engaged Research Course at the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Huston-Tillotson University. During his undergraduate years Cole served as an intern for both the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Obama White House. 

Originally from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Cole attended school at Emory University where he earned his BA in Honors Political Science.