Talley is a Senior Investigator at Convera, a fintech, where she enjoys detecting and isolating bad actors from the global financial system, as well as identifying emerging risks. She received her Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University in Cairo, where she was a University Fellow, and worked with the Anglican Diocese of Egypt on Muslim/Christian interfaith dialog initiatives. Talley has a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Sewanee / The University of the South and completed an independent study on women in the Pauline epistles with Rev. Dr. Christopher Bryan at the School of Theology.

An avid fan of all things sci-fi, Talley has an extensive collection of Star Wars memorabilia and runs to maintain her health and sanity. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, she grew up in the Episcopal church, where her father was organist/choirmaster, and currently worships with her two daughters at an Anglican church in Northern Virginia. Other influences on Talley’s spirituality include her feminism and what she learned in the crucible of divorce.