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Max Kozlov


As a child, I never wanted to be a policeman or the president when I grew up. Instead, I was dead set on one day becoming the next famous meteorologist or pharmacist. I was fascinated by trips to the Museum of Science in Boston, where I could pretend to be a scientist even though I couldn't speak English well, as my entire family moved to the US from Ukraine a few years before I was born. All through high school and into college, I worked at the Museum of Science teaching science to children and their caregivers in the very same exhibit I once visited as a child. I left with an intense love for science communication which inspired me to study cognitive neuroscience at Brown University. There, I worked at the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, where I helped run a study that incorporated naturalistic child's play in developing algorithms to better assess and diagnose autism and ADHD in children at a younger age. Since then, I've been a reporter at "Possibly," a podcast that answers listener's questions with science-driven information on what can be done to help the planet. I also interned at The Public's Radio, where the "Possibly" podcast airs. Outside of science communication, you can find me hiking or rock climbing—I was president of Brown's Outing Club, where our mission was to make the outdoors as inclusive and accessible as possible. To this day, I'm still fascinated by the weather and, who knows, maybe I'll make childhood me proud by writing about the atmosphere during my time working at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this summer!



Max Kozlov wears a blue t-shirt, smiles at the camera, and stands on a path with flowering bushes and trees.

Brown University

Fellowship Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellowship Host: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch