Max is a native Philadelphian, passionate about intercultural exchange and the Arabic language. He returned in 2014 to Philadelphia after graduating from Kenyon College where he earned a BA with highest honors in Religious Studies and a Minor in Arabic. To further his Arabic and cultural understanding Max attended the Middlebury Summer Arabic program, studied abroad in Cairo with Amideast, and traveled to Oman as part of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center SALAM program. Max began working with Al-Bustan in the summer of 2014, and is eager to spread Arab arts, culture, and language in Philadelphia and beyond.

Max will enter UPenn's PhD in Religious Studies program in the fall of 2017.

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