Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Max McDonald

Demographic Methods Certificate In Progress
Public Policy


CSDE Research Areas:

  • Demographic Measurements and Methods
  • Migration and Settlement

I am interested in migrant populations as they move from one place to another in response to changing political and economic realities. In particular I am interested in studying the root causes of these migrations and the factors which improve their life outcomes in the country to which they migrate. Currently I am interested in studying the migration patterns of the Filipino diaspora and the Central American emigration crisis from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In addition, I am interested in the factors that induce or contribute to upward social mobility within the Black community.

I am a second-year student in the Master’s in Public Affairs program at the Daniel J. Evans School for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. I am pursuing a concentration in International Development. The background is in finance/economics and mathematics. I am fluent in Spanish and have recently begun studying Tagalog.