Nico Perrino is the director of communications for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). 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. He is the host of FIRE’s So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast.
Nico graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) with a BA in journalism and history. While at IU, Nico was a member of the track and field team and served as editor-in-chief of 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 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.
Originally from Chicago, Nico now lives and works in New York City.
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