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 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.


  • Screen ‘Can We Take a Joke?’ on Your Campus for One Week Only in April—Apply Today!, March 8, 2016

  • President Obama: ‘Feel Free to Disagree With Somebody, But Don’t Try to Just Shut Them Up’, December 21, 2015

  • Yale Faculty Defend Freedom of Speech, Express Support for Christakises in Open Letter, November 30, 2015

  • ‘Censored in America’: ‘Fox News’ Special to Report on Dixie State Lawsuit, October 9, 2015

  • ‘Can We Take a Joke?’ New FIRE-Supported Film Examines Collision Between Comedy and Outrage, June 25, 2015

  • FIRE’s Communications Department Is Hiring!, March 30, 2015

  • Greg in ‘Huffington Post’: Ithaca College Microaggression Bill Creates a ‘War on Candor’, March 27, 2015

  • University of Memphis Slashes Student Newspaper’s Funding [VIDEO], January 23, 2014

  • Pre-Order the Paperback Edition of ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Today at a Discounted Rate!, January 13, 2014

  • Greg Lukianoff Interview for Florida Free Speech Forum to Be Broadcast on North Central Florida Radio (Listen Live Online), December 27, 2013