Maxwell joined Samuel Hall in 2019 to support Co-Founder/Director and Resilience Pillar Lead Hervé Nicolle. He graduated from Whitman College with a BA in Philosophy and minor in History, focusing a portion of his studies on the assessment of Tibetan refugee populations in Nepal. Before coming to Samuel Hall, Maxwell provided social services to vulnerable and displaced groups, notably as a Program Specialist, Legal Representative, and Grant Writer for an NGO services hub supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander refugees and immigrants in Seattle, Washington. After earning certification as an Emergency Medical Technician with a specialization in remote settings, he volunteered in a rural medical clinic in the mountains of western Guatemala where he conducted field-based research on patient healthcare needs, clinic cultural competency, Mayan oral histories, and local perceptions regarding migration.
RESEARCH & ONGOING WORK
Support to Pillar 2: Business development, proposal writing, and management of research actvities
Support to ILO: Rapid Integrated Labour Market Assessment in Jigjiga, Somali Regional State
Development of concept note for Street Child: Support to Afghan Women and Children in Conflict with the Law: Diversion, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration