Max graduated from American University with a BA in International Studies with concentrations in international development and global comparative governance. Prior to joining Atlas, Max interned at a variety of organizations in global affairs, including the American Cultural Center in Moscow, the Center for International Policy, and Fundacja Refugee in Warsaw. Through his professional and academic experiences, he has a background in Eurasian development, especially from his most recent internship at the Center for International Private Enterprise on the Western Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe team. Max also conducts research for a global LGBTQ+ advocacy group called the Global Center. In his free time, he likes to solo-travel, workout, and explore Washington, DC.