Ross Reilly is a developer with the WPRDC and is the newest member of the team.
He joins the WPRDC from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, where he served as the senior coordinator of their arts management master’s program. Prior to that, he worked with Pitt’s honors college, advising students on their applications for competitive national scholarships. Prior to THAT, he was the morning show host and music director of KNOM, a non-profit radio station that served the rural population of western Alaska.
Outside of work, Ross is a musician who has provided music for video games, film, and art installations. He is currently writing music for a project with the Rauh Jewish Archives of the Heinz History Center.
Likes: Lapsang tea, artsy movies, Ishiguro novels, multimodal transportation, immersive theater, Brazilian music, thrifting, and fluffy cats (especially his own)
Dislikes: Green tea, excessive humidity, car-centric design
Useless trivia: Ross’s first words were an attempt to sing the chorus of “Barbara Ann,” as performed by the Beach Boys.