Noa Zimmerman’s career has reflected her belief in the responsibility of artists to push society forward by using their platforms to raise awareness about injustices, and inspire others to take action to create positive change. As a singer/songwriter and filmmaker, she strives to present herself and her art as authentically as possible, and create human to human connections with those who resonate with her message. Noa has written, recorded, self-produced, and released five albums and two EPs as an independent artist. She has also released two singles with music videos which she filmed and edited. In May of 2021 she graduated with a double degree from University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, studying Popular Music Performance with an emphasis on Songwriting, and Music Production. Noa was the first female to complete the Music Production major, and the first person to complete a double major within the Popular Music Program. Upon admittance to USC, Noa was awarded a full-tuition Stamps Scholarship for her leadership, academic achievement, and community engagement.
The scholarship also provided an enrichment fund which allowed her to travel to India and Tibet to study Hinduism and Buddhism - a trip that inspired her creative activism, and enforced her desire to use art as a means of promoting cross-cultural understanding and unity. When she was a junior in high school she founded Soundwaves: Marin City Youth Music Academy, which provides free music lessons taught by high school students to underserved elementary school students in Marin City, California. She received the Center for Volunteer and Non-Profit Leadership's Heart of Marin Youth Volunteer of the Year Award for this project. During her junior year of college she designed and ran a therapeutic songwriting program at Maryvale, a treatment center for teenage foster kids with addiction issues. She also worked as lead videographer for a documentary surrounding the community organizing efforts to fight a large scale oil drilling proposal in Santa Maria, California. In March 2020, Noa co-founded and became Executive Director of the Artivist Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to amplifying the voices of activist artists, and connecting them with local and global communities to advance social, racial, environmental, and economic justice.