Max Nishimura


Max Nishimura joined reDiscover's board in 2020. Max is a Southern California native, born and raised in Orange County, California. After earning his B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, Max served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Maker Guilds, a local Los Angeles nonprofit that brought STEAM and Making opportunities to underserved communities. After his year of service, Max worked through The Exploratory as the Director of Operations and Maker Facilitator to bring Making, STEAM, and design-thinking skills to schools and libraries throughout LA.

Max currently holds the position of Resident Tinkerer at Windward School, where he manages the CREATE Studio makerspace and collaborates with teachers to design authentic hands-on experiences that compliments curriculum and provide students with deeper engagement and new avenues to demonstrate mastery.

When he isn't tinkering or making, you'll find Max teaching karate, bingeing video games, or looking for the next place to indulge his sweet tooth.

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