Max graduated from Yale College in 2017 with a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. The following year, he attended Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar, earning an M.M.Sc. in Global Affairs. He is currently pursuing a J.D. at Yale Law School as a member of the class of 2022. He was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer in 2021 and will serve on active duty as a judge advocate after he completes training.