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Ally Basak Russell

Director of International Marketing

Ally Basak Russell is the director of international marketing at Upwork, where she leads global marketing programs, campaigns, and partnerships tailored to Upwork's customers abroad. She began her career at various international development and human rights NGOs before transitioning into Silicon Valley startups. Ally's professional passions lie in cross-functional teamwork, crisp writing, clean design, business across borders, and empowering the developing world through technology and entrepreneurship. When she's not on the road as a digital nomad, you'll find her camping, cooking, or singing karaoke.