25 yrs. old -- San Francisco

Talented, explosive, and self-sabotaging, Russell is the best writer, head and shoulders above the others. This job is his to lose and he knows it. But he's so prone to acting out... will Russell be able to win against himself and his bad-boy behavior?

Favorite Musical Artists: Ghostface Killah, Fiona Apple, Nas

Resume: Sixth-year San Francisco State University student; started writing in juvenile hall; freelance cultural and political writer; staff writer (Pacific News Service); former editor (Yo!, The Beat Within)