Noelle LuSane Poueriet is a commercial, stage, and film actress. Prior to that, she spent nearly ten years working on Capitol Hill for the late Congressman Donald Payne, Sr. (NJ-10), most recently as the Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. In that capacity she drove the legislative agenda for the Subcommittee and the foreign affairs agenda of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Previously, as Professional Staff Member of the Subcommittee and foreign affairs adviser and speechwriter to Chairman Payne, her regional portfolio included Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and the Middle East and her topical portfolio included conflict and post-conflict situations, human rights, global health, development, democracy and governance, State Department operations, and international organizations.
Noelle received her Master’s in Education and Human Development, with a focus on International Education, from The George Washington University. She is a native of New Jersey where she studied Spanish and Anthropology at Douglass College of Rutgers University as a James Dickson Carr Scholar. She spent a year of study at the Universitat de Valencia in Spain.
Noelle’s work and interests have taken her throughout the African continent, the Middle East, South and Central America, the Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia, as well as Western and Southern Europe.