Born in the Midwestern countryside of Indiana, Noah Holtgrave's upbringing was rustic. Open space and privacy fostered creativity and independent thought. After the 2008 recession, a passion for economics sent Noah to the University of Cincinnati, where he started his bachelor’s degree. Noah completed a bachelor’s in economics from Ball State University in 2017.
Upon graduation, Noah left for Denver and began working in the finance department for the Mental Health Center of Denver while freelancing economic consulting work. A passion for current events, culture and the concerns of society at large brought Noah to CU Boulder, where he is currently working on his master's in journalism entrepreneurship.