Todd Noyes, 37, grew up in Vestal NY, entering the world of philanthropy after a close friend shared her experience in India. He has also been involved with school travel programs and connecting with students globally, but never as deeply as in his travels in India.
Todd has been teaching math at Ithaca High School in Ithaca NY for the past nine years. He originally started out his career as a Mechanical Engineer from the University at Buffalo. Despite receiving a great education in Engineering, he still found that something was missing. After being involved with urban summer programs, Todd decided to move in the direction of education. In addition to teaching at Ithaca High School, Todd advises ski club, coaches modified track, and coordinates the school awards ceremony. In his free time, he enjoys running, snowboarding, and traveling. Todd lives with his girlfriend, and they have aspirations of soon getting pet goats.
During summers, Todd teaches math to an underserved population of students in the Upward Bound program at Cornell University, and works at Ithaca’s farmer’s market selling flowers and working on the flower farm.