Policy Associate, Energy and Climate Program
Max graduated from McGill University, Canada with a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and minors in Economics and Biology. At university he was actively involved in sustainability and community engagement, helping to establish a university-wide sustainability projects fund and a community engagement fund for supporting projects that link McGill students with social initiatives in the Montreal community. Engaged in student governance, Max also succeeded in making significant inroads in generating university-wide discussion about how to link applied student research to enhancing the university’s operational sustainability. Max loves to travel, with his latest adventure bringing him to Uganda as part of an ecology and conservation research team looking at the intersection of freshwater fish ecology and sustainable management. Max is passionate about climate and energy policy, completing his Honors thesis in this area. Max’s thesis looked at energy policy in China and the U.S. with emphasis on how to kick-start a clean energy technology revolution in each of these countries. As a summer Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, Max looked at clean tech deployment policies and their abilities to drive technological innovation in clean tech industries. As a Policy Associate at the Breakthrough Institute, Max continues to explore the intracacies of clean tech industries and the policies that support them. Follow Max on Twitter @maxluke10.