Jeff Bell is a young Russian speaking professional currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Philadelphia Department of Commerce. His focus in this capacity is helping organize businesses in Philadelphia's Russian speaking community so that they might better advocate for their own interests while also helping individual business owners get access to necessary licenses, technical assistance, and capital.

His interests include political systems and civil society in the former Soviet Union, the impact of technology on society, specifically as it impacts our social and political systems, and foreign languages. He aspires to work in places where he can focus on the big picture and change peoples' lives for the better.