Cameron Russell


Cameron's originally from Vermont and CEPA students don't let him forget it. After studying Sociology and Community and International Development as an undergrad at UVM, he taught high school Math and Spanish at a small boarding school in the Berkshires. After teaching for two years, Cameron moved to Portland, OR and worked a bunch of different jobs - he made wine, was a cook, a bike messenger, worked at an immigrant and refugee organization, and worked in a therapeutic elementary school. He returned to the east coast to pursue a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at UMass and recently graduated in May of 2013. Cameron likes all things VT, like cheddar cheese, maple syrup, and Ben and Jerry's. He loves snowboarding and riding his bike.

Cameron's been with CEPA for almost two years, and he loves it. His favorite thing about CEPA is the people that make up the organization - he says: "they are full of purpose, drive, principle, but more than anything, compassion for each other and for challenging their community to be better." Cameron's most memorable times with CEPA are when everyone comes together to support each other in actions, retreats, etc. Not surprisingly, Cameron thinks he has the best job on campus, and says he would challenge anyone who says otherwise!