Nico Perrino

About Nico Perrino

Nico graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) in 2012 with a B.A. in journalism and history. While at IU, Nico was a member of the track & field team and served as editor-in-chief for the Indiana Standard and as a reporter and columnist for the Indiana Daily Student. Nico’s on-campus activism in defense of student and faculty rights led to a second-place finish in FIRE’s 2011 Incentive Program and induction into FIRE’s Prometheus Society. He was also as a winner of 1 for All and the Knight Foundation‘s 2011 “Free to Tweet” contest.

Nico first joined FIRE in 2012 as a Program Associate and Assistant to the President, later serving as a Communications Coordinator. In 2014, Nico went to work for the Institute for Justice, before returning to FIRE in 2015 to manage its communications team.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Nico lives in Arlington, Va. and works out of FIRE’s Washington D.C. office. In his spare time, Nico enjoys playing guitar, studying history, and pretending he is Jimmy Buffett.


  • Modesto Doubles Down on Unconstitutional Policies, Claims School Protects Free Speech by Restricting It, September 23, 2013

  • FIRE President Greg Lukianoff Speaking at Texas A&M, UT Austin Next Week, September 20, 2013

  • Don’t Cage My Speech! A Student Schools His College (VIDEO), September 12, 2013

  • Faced With Hateful Protest and Calls for Censorship, Indiana U. Admins Reaffirm Free Speech Rights, September 6, 2013

  • From Berkeley to the ‘Blueprint': Prof. Dave’s Fight for Free Speech on Campus (VIDEO), September 3, 2013

  • National and Local Media Spill a Lot of Ink on New NC ‘Right-to-Counsel’ Law, September 3, 2013

  • Schools Need Not Violate Basic Rights to Take Sexual Misconduct Seriously, August 16, 2013

  • Who’s Too Weak to Live With Freedom? Prof. Alan Charles Kors on His Career Fighting for Free Expression (VIDEO), August 14, 2013

  • University of Central Arkansas Reviews ‘Speech Code of the Month,’ Promises to Revise Policy, July 9, 2013

  • ‘Chronicle’ Review Praises ‘Unlearning Liberty,’ Criticizes Blueprint, June 17, 2013