Hi there! I’m a freelance science journalist and former AAAS Fellow at WIRED. I’m also an assistant editor with Massive Science and member of the National Association of Science Writers.

I have a PhD in chemical & biological engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. In that past life as a scientist, I designed nanoparticles to kill drug resistant bacteria.

I write and edit from Los Angeles, California. My work has appeared in WIRED, Smithsonian, Quanta Magazine, The Verge, Massive Science, SAPIENS, Vox, Science Magazine, The Revelator, 5280, Chemistry World, and has been republished by outlets including The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and Salon.

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To get in touch with Max about possible assignments, news tips, or anything else, please email: “max” + “levy” + “sci” at gmail dotcom