Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Max is a Truman Scholar reading for a Masters in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the University of Oxford, St. Hilda’s College. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy with Latin Honors as a William H. Danforth Scholar. At WashU, Max was selected as a Stern Family Civic Scholar, which supported his work developing an psychological intervention program for incarcerated individuals and researching lay first responder programs in sub-Saharan Africa. A TEDx speaker, writer, and strategy consultant, Max has spoken at conferences around the States and consulted with Forbes 500 companies amongst a variety of social impact ventures. At Oxford, Max is a researcher at the Global Parenting Initiative, a UNICEF-supported team creating, testing, and scaling interventions to promote child and family well-being throughout the Global South. He also serves as an Editor of the Journal of Inequality Research.