Brett Noble (2008)

Brett Noble was born and raised in Oroville, a small town in northern California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008 as part of the College Honors program, magna cum laude, with a double major in political science and communication studies. 

Brett worked at the UCLA Daily Bruin for three years as an assistant editor, columnist and photographer. He held a two-year internship at a daily regional newspaper, the Oroville Mercury-Register, and was a relationship advice columnist for Teen People, a national teen magazine publication.  

Brett served as Vice President of the UCLA Alumni Scholars Club, a 700-member leadership and community service organization where he directed a leadership development program for 70 students and a scholarship fund for incoming freshmen. Brett worked also worked as a composition / ESL writing tutor for athletes and undergraduates at UCLA. 

Brett’s research interests include government and the media, public opinion and elections, technology, and law. His senior thesis, “Digital Defamation: Regulating New Media Expression for Individual Reputation,” with Pamela Hobbs, J.D./Ph.D, won the Jeffrey George Wilson Award for Outstanding Research, given to only two undergraduates annually at UCLA. He is also a recipient of the UCLA Vice Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research, the Irving and Jean Stone Research Award, and the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

At LSE, Brett is pursuing a MSc in Politics and Communication. After graduating, he hopes to return to the United States and earn a Ph.D.

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