Noelle Mandell

Texas Programs Manager

United States

University of Houston


Bio: Noelle Mandell is currently the Texas Programs Manager for Students For Liberty. She has been involved in SFL for a number of years, serving as a Campus Coordinator in the 2012-2013 class, then moving on to South Central Regional Director and New Orleans Regional Conference Director, and finally ending her participation in a volunteer capacity as the Co-Chair of the North American Executive Board and International Executive Board Member.

She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she successfully brought together liberty-minded members of the community, hosting various events and founding the Liberty on the Rocks Houston chapter. Noelle’s leadership and dedication has lead to immense growth in the student movement for liberty. Her work to spread the ideas of liberty and empower students around her has cultivated the climate and culture necessary to facilitate activity toward a freer society, especially in the Lone Star State.

Beyond her work with SFL, Noelle has worked for Young Americans For Liberty and the Libre Initiative and received awards and recognition for her merit as a student leader in liberty, including the first Ron Paul Patriot Scholarship, Students For Liberty- Student of the Year Award in 2013, and LOLA Lady of the Month. In addition to her college studies and her work in the liberty movement, she is Vice President and co-organizer of Deck the Halls, a non-profit organization that creates and produces an annual parade to celebrate cultural diversity in Houston.

Now attending the University of Houston, Noelle is working to complete her undergraduate degree majoring in Philosophy and Sociology. She plans to go on to graduate school and eventually teach at the collegiate level and stay involved in the nonprofit field.

Favorite figures in liberty: Jeffrey Tucker, Ron Paul, Emma Goldman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Murray Rothbard, Ayn Rand

On Students For Liberty:  “I want to see the ideas of liberty spread far and wide; and I see college campuses as the perfect venue to accomplish that. Students For Liberty creates a network in which liberty-minded students can effectively pursue that goal—with a multitude of resources at their disposal, the ability to connect with others in their area and work together, the opportunity to attend one of a kind entertainment and educational events, and most importantly the chance to be a part of something bigger than one could ever imagine. We are a collection of individuals with a common goal; working toward a free academy and a free society. We are part of a global community and together are making this happen.”