Max is a Master of City Planning candidate, focusing his work at the intersection of the future of transportation, equity, and sustainability. Before coming to MIT, Max worked with the City of Berkeley Transportation Division on bicycle and pedestrian planning, and was a policy researcher at the Council of Community Housing Organizations, an affordable housing think tank in San Francisco. Before becoming a planner, Max was a middle school math teacher in Brooklyn. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology and Music at Bates College, and aims to combine his diverse set of professional and academic experiences into a more holistic framework from which to approach transportation planning. Current research projects include a study of the impact of public transit fares on access to opportunity for low-income residents of Boston, as well as a study examining the design factors of autonomous vehicles that influence pedestrian trust.