Noel moved to Mississippi to pursue a Ph.D., and wound up staying. But she still cherishes memories of Christmas in India, where her parents were true examples of Christmas spirit. Now she strives to share that hospitality with her students and others in Jackson.
From the event: Holidays & Family
Noel Didla is an administrator and instructor at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. She grew up in southeastern India, where her family made up part of the less-than-3 percent Christian population. She loves hosting and preparing meals for others and is passionate about improving the quality of life for all Jacksonians.