At the age of 7, Max moved to Massachusetts and has called it home ever since. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an undergraduate, finishing summa cum laude with a BS in chemical engineering and a minor in chemistry; he was a Commonwealth Honors College Scholar with greatest distinction. Upon graduating, he attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received an MS in chemical engineering. He is now a PhD candidate in bioengineering at Harvard and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, conducting research on drug delivery to the brain.
Max has worked as a tutor and teaching assistant since his time as an undergraduate; there are few things that bring him more joy than helping someone become a more independent learner through the mastery of a difficult problem or concept. He has tutored in a variety of subjects, mostly focused on introductory college-level courses in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, and physics. As a teaching assistant, he provides feedback on technical writing and lectures on thermodynamics and alternative energies. He specializes in helping tutees identify and address gaps in their knowledge to become more confident and self-sufficient students.
In his spare time, Max enjoys singing, playing the violin, and ultimate frisbee. He is a big fan of exploring National Parks (Yellowstone is his favorite so far) and loves donuts.