Anthony Barrows

Anthony is a jack of all trades and a master of some, with a background in child welfare, fine art, applied behavioral science, public policy and philosophy. He has dedicated his professional career to improving outcomes for marginalized communities. As someone with personal experience of public systems like foster care, public housing, food stamps, and juvenile justice, Anthony brings lived expertise to these issues. As someone with professional experience in adolescent child welfare, applied behavioral science, and public sector system change, Anthony also brings an extensive professional skillset.

Anthony has over two decades of public speaking experience with in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as trainings and workshops. With past presentations ranging from talking about deservedness at the Aspen Institute, to graffiti culture at Roanokeā€™s CityXpo, to public sector randomized controlled trials at the Behavioral Science and Policy Association, Anthony can deliver for any audience.


Using behavioral science to combat poverty

Using lived experience in policy and program design

Narratives and social policy


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