Dr. Rosemary Russ is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as well as the coordinator of the Tutoring Program inside the Dane County Jail. As an ally, her purpose in her work with EXPO is to follow alongside system-impacted people to change the local and state narrative around who has knowledge and expertise related to the carceral system. Her primary focus is on grant writing and using writing to elevate the lived realities of incarceration for the local community unaware of its harms.