Noorie grew up in Mumbai, and now lives in Albuquerque, NM. She earned her BA at the University of San Diego where she double majored in communication studies and psychology. She subsequently earned her MA in human communication studies at California State University, Fullerton, where she also taught introductory communication courses.
Noorie's passion for intercultural communication is influenced by topics such as face saving, the intersection and negotiation of multiple ethnic identities, intercultural conflict, and ethical issues related to gendered violence. Her MA thesis was focused on the indigenous meanings of face among South Asian Indian American immigrant families and was recently published in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Her co-authored publication about honour killing provides insight into why communication scholars should promote social justice issues and address cultural, social, institutional, and historical, political, and economic inequities.
Noorie has traveled extensively, and she loves to swim, dance, and cook spicy food.