Max Rava is an intern with the Hispanic Leadership Network. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a B.A. in both Latin American and International Studies. Prior to joining HLN, Max worked at the Institute for International Strategic Studies, in Washington, DC, on topics related to Western Hemispheric security, with an emphasis on counter-narcotics and border security issues. During his undergraduate years, he gained valuable experience working in immigration law at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Max also has extensive experience working on US-Mexico trade initiatives while at the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, DC. A native of the DC metropolitan area, Max enjoys traveling, reading, and playing and watching basketball, football, and soccer.