Russell went through multiple placements that spread between Kinship & foster homes. Russell had to search for a foster home on his own to stay in the same school district while in high school. He is currently attending the university of Minnesota-Twin Cities, majoring in Journalism & Social justice. Russell is involved in Grassroots Organizations within the Twin Cities area; including The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group & Take Action. Expected to graduate in the spring of 2016, Russell aspires to graduate summa cum laude result of his participation with UMN’s Honors program. Afterwards, Russell hopes to attend law school to fight for justice in the courtroom. Russell is a journalist, a runner, a grassroots organizer… and a foster youth.