Max G. Bronstein is the Senior Director for Advocacy & Science Policy at the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases. In this role, Max works closely with patient groups, industry, and Congress to accelerate the development of new, life-saving therapies for patients with rare diseases. Max is the former Director of Science Policy at Research!America and has held various positions in the U.S. government, including at the National Science Foundation, House Science Committee, and the National Institutes of Health. In 2010, Max founded a non-profit organization, the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, to empower students and young scholars to publish their work. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and a certificate in science and technology policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan. In addition, Max earned his BA in biology from Ithaca College, with a minor in writing. When not tormenting Members of Congress, he enjoys hiking around the San Francisco Bay Area and is an avid sailor, swimmer, and SCUBA diver.