Max entered graduate school craving practical experience.
After reading articles, learning theory, and relying on the research of others to inform his view of the world, he saw a disconnect between academic inquiry, research, and practical application. He desired to use research and discovery as a mechanism for social impact.
The DU Just Wage project allowed him to accomplish this goal, but more than that, his time as both a student and a Research Assistant illuminated every day, commonplace exploitation. While he learned how to code data, develop and administer a survey, conduct interviews, and combine a myriad of stories into a narrative, more importantly, he found a passion in using research to solve real world problems.
Today, he is putting his skills to use administering surveys in Adams, Arapahoe, and Denver Counties to help local government better understand and adapt to residents’ needs.