written by: Zanne Lamb-Hunt
Dr. Ashley Russell grew up in Southern California. Her Dad worked for UPS and her Mom was a school teacher. They’re now retired. She has a ‘goofy and fun’ younger sister who studied Film Theory and works at the USC Film Library.
“I grew up with acting and singing. I’m a ‘lefty’ and I was more on the creative side but eventually found my way into science. I got my Undergraduate Degree in Applied Ecology, so worried about environmental concerns and things like that.”