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writer , freelance journalist

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.

Achievements

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

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to magazines, newspapers and professional journals.

Membership

Member National Writers Union, Investigative Reporters and Editors Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, snowboarding, poetry.

Connections

Married Brian Kei Tanaka, March 26, 1995.

father:
Ilkka Ilari Talvi

mother:
Judith F. Aller

spouse:
Brian Kei Tanaka