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Silja Joanna Aller Talvi

Silja Joanna Aller Talvi, Finnish freelance journalist, writer. Certified to work with battered women, Human Immunodeficiency Virus pre and post-test counseling. Recipient Palladium award Mills College, 1990, Scholarship award National Council Jewish Studies, 1991-1992, Graduate award Marjorie Hefter Stern, 1992, Davis-Putter award for scholarly excellence and grassroots activism, 1992.

Background

  • Talvi, Silja Joanna Aller was born on April 25, 1970 in Helsinki, Finland. Daughter of Ilkka Ilari Talvi and Judith F. Aller.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Ethnic Studies with honors, Mills College, 1991. Master of Arts in Women Studies, San Francisco State University, 1993.

    Career

    • Freelance writer, San Francisco and Seattle, since 1992. Program coordinator The Women's Building, San Francisco, 1993-1994. Non-profit consultant, 1994-1997.

      Outreach coordinator, researcher Health Initiatives for Youth, 1995-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Certified to work with battered women, Human Immunodeficiency Virus pre and post-test counseling.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to magazines, newspapers and professional journals.

    Membership

    Member National Writers Union, Investigative Reporters and Editors Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Bicycling, snowboarding, poetry.

    Connections

    • Married Brian Kei Tanaka, March 26, 1995.
    • father: Ilkka Ilari Talvi
    • mother: Judith F. Aller
    • spouse: Brian Kei Tanaka
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    Born April 25, 1970
    (age 46)
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    Ethnicity:
    • 1991
      Mills College
    • 1993
      San Francisco State University
    • 1992
      Freelance writer
    • 1993 - 1994
      program coordinator, The Women's Building
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1994 - 1997
      non-profit consultant
    • 1995 - 1996
      outreach coordinator, Health Initiatives for Youth
    • 1995 - 1996
      researcher, Health Initiatives for Youth