Talia is outside at a Fishadelphia fishstand, wearing a blue Fishadelphia logo t-shirt and laughing. She has short dark hair and glasses.

Talia Young

Program founder & Executive Director


Talia started Fishadelphia because she wanted to connect fishing communities on the shore with eating communities in the city. She also thinks it’s important - not to mention, fun! - to work with young people on real-world projects.  Talia used to teach science at Mastery Charter Thomas, and started this project while a Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.  She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at Haverford College, teaching classes about fish and foodways. To learn more about her academic research, check out her web site. When she is not selling - or studying - fish, Talia likes to cook and eat delicious food, go on adventures in the city and in the wilderness, read fiction, make quilts, and hang out with her kid.