Noël Duan is a culture/lifestyle writer at Quartzy. Previously, she was on the launch team for the award-winning publication, Miss Vogue Australia, and has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Awl, ELLE, Teen Vogue, Ars Technica, Racked, Fashionista, HuffPost, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Yahoo Beauty, and more. Noël has a bachelor's degree in sociocultural anthropology and art history from Columbia University, studied at Sciences Po Paris, and has a master's degree in women's studies from University of Oxford. She speaks Mandarin Chinese, French, and Spanish, loves running with her dog and horseback riding, and is writing a novel to keep herself humble. Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg once told Noël that she looked glamorous even though she didn't shave her legs.