Noel Freitas joined KAZU as Membership Coordinator in 2016 and was promoted to Membership Director in 2017. Born and raised in Napa, California, she moved to the Monterey area in 2002 and attended CSU Monterey Bay where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology & Policy. While working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Noel received recognition from the Monterey County Hospitality Association in 2012 as a Papa Vince Award finalist. In 2014 Noel received the Green Tree Award for her conservation efforts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Noel is excited to return to the inclusive community at her alma mater (CSU Monterey Bay) and as an ardent fan of public radio, she is thrilled to be able to support KAZU and its listeners, members and volunteers.