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Max Sano

Student/ Graduate Assistant in Experiential Learning

Max Sano is a writer, food policy advocate, and youth climate action leader. He graduated from New York University with a master of arts in food policy and advocacy. His capstone research project focused on the relationship between domestic organic agricultural production and mentoring the next generation of farmers and ranchers. He received a bachelor’s in environmental studies and government from Franklin & Marshall College. He was inspired to pursue agricultural advocacy after meeting with farmers in central Pennsylvania, leading a community garden initiative, and engaging in various advocacy initiatives with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Clean Air Council, and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Max has a love for writing, with work recognized by the UN-FAO and published by Food Tank, Civil Eats, Planet Forward, and the Aspen Institute. He is acknowledged for his devotion to leadership and public service as a selected Posse Scholar and Udall Scholar, as well as an Aspen Future Climate Leaders Fellow and Riley’s Way Call for Kindness Fellow.

Max founded The Greenzine, a climate storytelling nonprofit that provides mentorship and publishing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young people worldwide. He serves as an Advisory Board member for the Resilience Youth Network and has spoken at various universities on the art of climate storytelling through different mediums.

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