Noah Burg has been interested in science since childhood where he grew up on the site of a nature preserve and experienced various wild animals that temporarily resided in his bathtub at home, the most memorable of which was a juvenile great horned owl.
He became interested in science education when presented with an opportunity to get involved with a National Science Foundation sponsored chemistry and biology peer teaching program as an undergraduate. This interest in teaching led directly to a job in the Education Department at the American Museum of Natural History coordinating research internships and teaching after school classes in biodiversity and biology.
Noah continues to develop his early interest in birds through his graduate research. He is based at Hunter College and the American Museum of Natural History for his doctoral research in ornithology. His research focuses on host parasite coevolution in avian brood parasitism, avian phylogeography, biogeography, and systematics.