Giles created the Foundation in February 2010 in order to educate young people about the positive impact of local policies that respect personal and economic liberty. Since the Foundation’s inception, he has authored a range of policy briefings and daily commentaries on issues including Marcellus Shale, Second Amendment rights, privacy rights, campus radicalism and tax policy.
A recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and currently a J.D. candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, Giles has a broad experience in campus organizations and student journalism. He served as editor-in-chief at two student publications and held editorial positions at two more over the last five years. Immediately prior to starting the Foundation, Giles wrote a weekly column in The Pitt News where he reached a daily audience of 14,000 people on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus.
Giles can be reached via email at ghoward[at]publiusfoundation.com.
Director of Outreach
Andrew oversees the Foundation’s social media presence as well as its on-campus outreach to students. Andrew also spearheaded the Foundation’s first petition drive at the University of Pittsburgh.
A senior majoring in economics at the University of Pittsburgh, Andrew is well-traveled outside the United States and has studied in Ecuador, China and Germany. His global perspective informs much of the Foundation’s work especially as we seek new solutions to local problems.
Andrew can be reached via email at afreeley[at]publiusfoundation.com.
Jacob writes the Foundation’s press releases and helps craft the Foundation’s message on diverse public policy issues. Prior to serving as the Foundation’s Communications Director, Jacob was a Student Fellow at The Publius Foundation. As a Student Fellow, Jacob produced the Foundation’s policy briefing on the University of Pittsburgh’s alcohol policy and researched and wrote on topics related to campus radicalism. Jacob’s work as a Student Fellow has been republished at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the website of Students for Academic Freedom.
A recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Jacob is a seasoned writer with significant experience in campus and professional media. He formerly published a weekly column in The Pitt News where he reached a daily audience of 14,000.
Steve Irwin is an undergraduate at Grove City College, Grove City PA. A native of Mount Gilead, Ohio, Steve is a history major with minors in political and communications sciences, and intends on attending law school upon graduation, pursuing a specialty in mineral rights and land equations. Steve co-founded the GCC Journal of Law and Public Policy in 2009, an undergraduate law review; works as a Charles G. Koch Student Fellow for the Center for Vision and Values, and is an active member of the Law Society, Life Advocates and College Republicans.
Timothy Garso is a senior at Robert Morris University, majoring in Secondary Education with a focus in Social Studies. He plans to educate our nation’s future voters on the roles of government and the uniquely American history that led to it.
James is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the College Libertarians and participates in various activist groups in the area. He enjoys reading about and researching all issues related to personal and economic liberty. His goal is to educate people on how a return to these values can help our country prosper again.