Russ is a staff member of Action Without Borders (www.idealist.org). He helped build the site and assists in training nonprofit and community based organization on how best to use the Internet. The experience he gains from the Web Lab experience will be directly used to develop platforms that will allow nonprofit professionals and activist around the world to communicate.
Russ has an MPA from Columbia University. He previously served as Program Director for the Higher Achievement Program, an educational and social enrichment program for inner-city children in Washington, DC. He has been known to have a weakness for pretentious literature, anything on ESPN or ESPN2, country music, and cherry slurpees.