A native Texan, Ross along with his family (parents Jo and Louis, and older brother Marty) has been living in San Antonio since 2001. He attended the International School of the Americas, where he learned to embrace the ideals of volunteerism and globalism. Ross attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he studied Communication, exploring subjects including intercultural and international communication. After graduating in 2017, Ross lived on Kibbutz Harduf in Israel and served through Project Ten (an Israeli international initiative focused on creating community change), teaching English to local Arab children, working in a bakery with special needs adults, and creating sustainability projects for the local forest. Since returning from Israel, Ross has been a regular volunteer at Haven for Hope and the Refugee Center.
As the Social Justice Fellow, Ross works with the clergy and staff to further develop unique direct service activities, ongoing volunteer opportunities and advocacy efforts. Temple Beth-El aspires to engage Temple members of all ages in the holy work of Tikkun Olam – repairing our broken world.