Max was born and raised in Northern California, near the redwood groves that perch on the Pacific Coast. He then moved east to attend Yale College, where he received his BA in Literature. At Yale, Max won the Calabresi Prize for best senior thesis in comparative literature. He continued with a MPhil in Modern Languages (French, German) at Oxford as an Ertegun Scholar, where he won the Gerard Davis Prize for best master’s thesis in French. Max then completed an MPhil in Classics at the University of Cambridge, writing his dissertation on the mysterious and sublime Pindar of Thebes. Max now writes freelance cultural criticism for national publications in the U.S. and the U.K.
Max is especially keen to help writers develop a clear and individual style in their academic work, personal statements, or creative projects. He enjoys helping students to develop skills and confidence. For Max, nothing is more important—and rewarding—than empowering others to think clearly, to communicate well, and to approach problems with confidence.
When he’s not writing or reading, you can find Max binging political news, running, or baking sourdough pizza.