Max is food justice researcher and policy advocate, based in Pawtucket, RI. They recently completed a Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy at Vermont Law School. Before coming to RIFPC, Max worked with the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, researching food safety for donation laws, legal requirements of SNAP access at farmers markets, and equity in USDA agricultural programs. Prior to Vermont Law School, they served as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center, advocating for greater inclusion of people with lived experience in research, advocacy, and program implementation based on their own experience with childhood hunger and poverty. Max earned their B.A. in Geography and Spanish with a minor in Political Science from Clark University in Worcester, MA. They have also worked on urban farms and organic farms domestically and internationally. In their free time, Max enjoys cooking, reading, and learning languages.