John Russell is serving in the office of Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT). In his role as a fellow, John advises the Office on matters of science, technology, and security. Previously, he served a 2016-2017 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at National Science Foundation (NSF) contributing to the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program. John came to NSF from the Department of Energy where he completed his 2015-2016 fellowship year in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program office. His work supported the ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge program, the Energy Science Network and the National Strategic Computing Initiative. John conducted postdoctoral research at Argonne National Laboratory to explore advanced materials for batteries and catalysis. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012 and his B.A. with dual majors in chemistry and English literature from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. John served as a chemical officer in the U.S. Army 2002-2006 with the 10th Mountain Division, and he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.