Ross Sylvestri was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Arlington, VA, where he continues to live. His immediate family consists of his parents and younger brother. Ross graduated in May 2015 from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minored in U.S. National Security Studies and Spanish. Currently, he is an Executive Associate in the Office of the President at the George Washington University doing administrative work. His ultimate career goal is to be a journalist or a diplomat. His interests include b-boying (a.k.a. breakdancing), writing, cooking, and traveling.