Russell Allen Manning is a fifth year Philosophy & Political Science student at UC Davis. He currently works as on the Internal Affairs Commission. He has worked as the Legislative Director for the Executive Office of ASUCD President Ivan Carrillo, Justice/Vice-Chief Justice of the ASUCD Supreme Court, ASUCD Ethnic & Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Vice President of Internal Affairs for the Davis College Democrats, Research Assistant for the California State Senate Office of Research, Legislative Intern for the Washington (D.C.) Bureau of the NAACP, Legislative Intern for the California Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass, Legislative Intern for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and UC Davis Student Representative to Campus Progress. He also has had involvement in STEP ('05!!!), the Davis Honor Challenge (until he realized there was no place for philosophers), UCDC (Summer '07!!!), the Leadership Learning Community, Eta Sigma Phi honor society, and the African/African-American Diaspora themed floor (A2 '05!!!). When not trying to conquer the political sphere, further building upon his 2200+ CD collection, and listening to underground hip-hop/crust punk/DOOM metal, Russell enjoys long walks on the beach, reading a good book next to the fire place, and arguing with people about pointless/semi-important/important issues (aka being a smart-ass).