Policy Research Associate
Max joined Raise Your Hand Texas in October 2018 as a policy research associate. In his role, he conducts research on a variety of topics related to improving Pre-K-12 education in Texas through the policy process.
Max graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in government. During his collegiate career, Max was a Lawrence E. Temple Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Congressman Bill Archer Fellow.
Max spent his final semester as a research intern at the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy in Washington, D.C. There, he conducted research for the Center’s scholars, contributing to publications regarding state civics curricula, teacher diversity, school busing, and more.
Max was Raise Your Hand Texas’ first research and programs intern. During that time, he fell in love with the organization’s mission and is thrilled to reunite with such a passionate, skilled, and hard-working team.
He particularly enjoys spending time with friends and obsessively taking pictures of his border collie, Tobi.
Education… is the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. - Paulo Freire
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