Max joined the department as part of the combined Classics and Philosophy program in 2019, after completing a BA in Classics and Philosophy at Rutgers University. His interests in ancient philosophy include practical ethics (esp. Epicurean and Stoic), the philosophical life, moral reasoning, procreation, and death. Other classical interests include Lucretius, Virgil, and later Epicureanism. In his spare time, Max enjoys board games and singing.