Project Manager II
Over the course of his career, Russell has explored technological and institutional change in the transportation sector from a range of perspectives. As a graduate student at MIT and member of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, Russell traced the evolving political economy of transportation technology and urban planning in Southeast Michigan over the last century. Prior to enrolling at MIT, Russell worked as planner and policy researcher with the U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Russell’s time at the Volpe Center sharpened his research skills and exposed him to a wide range of international transportation issues. He co-authored several reports documenting how practitioners integrate new technologies into regional transportation planning and contributed to capacity building projects in India and West Africa. Russell earned a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University.