Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Tiana Russell, member of the Foundation’s Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee provides strategic guidance to the Foundation on matters related to programmatic activities and operations.
United States Department of Justice
Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division
Years on the Job
Where did you grow up?
La Canada, California
What was your first job in DC and what did you learn?
An internship at the Laogai Research Center
Lord of the Rings
One item from your Bucket List?
Diving in the Galapagos Islanes
Skiing, Yoga, Diving, Playing Piano, Cooking, Running, Reading, and Travel.
You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint?
Dragons (my kids love dragons!)
Biggest failure and what you learned?
I’ve had lots of setbacks, but I’ve found this quote by the Dalai Lama to be very true: “Sometimes not getting what we want can be a brilliant stroke of luck.”
Most rewarding element of your work?
Standing up in court and representing the United States of America
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be a…
Legal aid is important to me because…
it leads to fairer and better outcomes for everyone.