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Justice Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellow Catherine Sevcenko graduated magna cum laude from George Mason School of Law after a career as a Foreign Service Officer. Postings in Budapest, Munich, and Moscow before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall gave her a deep appreciation for the power of free speech. After law school, Catherine... Read more Read more


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Senior Program Officer Bridget Glackin graduated cum laude from Fordham University with a B.A. in History and Political Science in 2007. After earning her undergraduate degree, Bridget worked as a press officer at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City, focusing on issues such as culture, immigration, and higher education. In 2009, she... Read more Read more


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Program Officer, Individual Rights Defense Program Susan Kruth earned her B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2003, with a concentration in music and film. After a handful of short film and documentary gigs, Susan wanted to study the ways that the Constitution protects filmmakers, so she decided to go to... Read more Read more


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Director of Human Resources Peyton graduated from Drexel University in 2011 with a B.A. in communications, concentrating in global journalism. Through Drexel’s cooperative education program, Peyton began working for FIRE in the spring of 2008 as a Program Assistant. After being on FIRE’s staff for three years while finishing her undergraduate degree, she took on... Read more Read more


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Legislative and Policy Director Joseph Cohn, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Director, is a 2004 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Fels Institute of Government Administration, where he earned his Juris Doctor and Masters in Government Administration. Prior to law school, Joe attended the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), where he... Read more Read more


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Program Officer, Campus Outreach Emily graduated from James Madison University in 2011 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in studio art. As an undergraduate, Emily served as chairman of the JMU College Republicans and interned for the United States Senate in addition to interning for Regnery Publishing. Prior to joining FIRE, Emily... Read more Read more


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Program Associate and Assistant to the President Pierce Babirak, a proud native of Maine, holds a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science from Grove City College and a Masters of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. During his undergraduate studies, Pierce served as the president of his class for the Student... Read more Read more


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Development Associate Ashley is a proud Philadelphia native who first came to FIRE in 2011 through Drexel University’s cooperative education program. While studying communications with a concentration in public and corporate relations, Ashley started working as a Program Assistant and was recently promoted to the position of Development Associate. Before coming to FIRE, Ashley interned... Read more Read more


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Director of Development Alisha is a Philadelphia native who graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business Marketing. While in school, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and played an active role on the chapter’s Philanthropy committee. Alisha leads FIRE’s development activities including... Read more Read more


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Director of Legal and Public Advocacy William Creeley, FIRE’s Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, is a proud native of Buffalo, N.Y. William graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2003. As an undergraduate, he earned a B.A. magna cum laude in political science and critical theory, served as a student... Read more Read more



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