Ross is a Software Engineer based in San Francisco and has been working in Silicon Valley tech for 10 years. Ross was introduced to US prison conditions and mass incarceration under Joy James at Brown University during his undergraduate years in the early 2000s. His commitment to prison abolition extends back to 2005 when he joined Resource Generation. When he moved to the Bay Area in 2007, Ross began facilitating teach-ins and study groups with RG to help young people with wealth develop financial literacy with a racial justice lens and move money to grassroots groups led by directly impacted people. Ross was excited to learn about CJI and its collaborative model at the Critical Resistance 10th-anniversary conference in 2008 in Oakland. After aging out of RG, Ross determined to make bolder financial commitments to the movement and fight against rich people controlling philanthropy. He joined the CJI circle in 2017. Ross is also passionate about equity in tech. He routinely volunteers as a technical mentor for marginalized software engineers and is working on creative ways to introduce tech workers to social justice and wealth redistribution. Find him otherwise training with a community-based kung fu group throughout the Bay Area or reading a book around town with an over-priced cup of coffee.