Noël Sturgeon is the Trustee of the Theodore Sturgeon Literary Trust. She handles all the business connected with Theodore Sturgeon's work, including the copyrights. With Paul Williams, she put together the thirteen volumes of the The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon published by North Atlantic Books. Paul Williams edited all of the volumes until he was too sick to continue, Noël edited the final two volumes, Volume 12, Slow Sculpture (NAB 2009) and Volume 13, Case and the Dreamer (NAB 2010). She is also Theodore Sturgeons fourth daughter, one of his seven children.

In her other life, she is a Professor of Women's Studies at Washington State University, and the author of many articles and two books: Ecofeminist Natures: Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action (Routledge 1997) and Environmentalism and Popular Culture: Gender, Race, Sexuality and the Politics of the Natural (University of Arizona 2009). She lives on the eastern side of Washington State in the town of Pullman. One of her ambitions is to teach a class on environmental feminist science fiction.