Since joining the 49ers STEM leadership Institute (SLI) in 2017, Russell has directed his passion for engineering and technology into competitions like Toshiba/NSTA's ExploraVision and The Tech Challenge at The Tech Interactive. Given his interests in problem-solving, he thoroughly enjoys to code and continues to hone his skills by solving problems on various websites such as Codewars and learning through online courses such as Harvard’s CS50x. To put his skills to the test, Russell participates in coding competitions such as Google Kick Start.
Russell also has a passion for helping others and is a member of SLI’s Student Leadership Committee (SLC); he assists middle school students through CoderZ, a virtual robotics competition that uses block coding and Python. He also tutors students at Cabrillo Middle School helping them with Algebra and Geometry Honors.
In his free time, Russell enjoys running and spending time with friends (who are invaluable supports to him).