As a data analyst, Russ provides technical insights for new application development and sustaining application development for all data elements and systems. Russ supports new process development, database processing, and data quality assurance. Russ has a double major in Computer Science and Applied Math. Prior to joining Smarter Balanced, Russ worked as a Data Analyst developing programs, tools, and reports for various organizations in supporting geospatial intelligence and social science research. Russ lives in Alaska and enjoys visiting the numerous national parks in that state.