Talia Barnes | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Talia graduated from Dickinson College in 2017 with a B.A. in English and art and a minor in creative writing. Before joining FIRE, she spent three years as a multimedia specialist at Penn State University and a year as a resident artist at her alma mater, during which she completed two art exhibits and taught art classes to K-12 students. In college, Talia was photo editor of the student newspaper, The Dickinsonian, and spent summers contributing to TBR News Media, a local news organization on Long Island, as a freelance writer and photographer. Talia’s belief in the value of free expression is informed by her mindfulness practice and interest in psychology. Outside of work, you can find her doing some kind of art project, exploring local yard sales with her husband, or trying—with limited success—to walk her cat, Bo.

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