Jeanne Russell is the co-founder of Mission Street Consulting, LLC. In that capacity, she helped design and launch SA Works, the Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and Upgrade, among other initiatives. Prior to forming Mission Street Consulting LLC, she was part of the founding leadership team of SA2020, where she oversaw the development of a community data indicators dashboard and coordinated the Talent Pipeline Task Force. She previously served as Education Advisor to Mayor Julián Castro, helping craft Pre-K 4 SA and cafécollege, both national models. She began her career as a teacher and spent a decade as an investigative reporter and editor before joining the public sector.