Maximillian (Max) Ayala is 19 years old and was born and raised in South Phoenix.
Max attended South Pointe High School, where Audubon naturalists delivered a presentation in his classroom. He applied for the internship because he has been outside for much of his childhood, and wants to make a career out of his love for the outdoors. He'd like to develop a deeper knowledge of the wildlife and wild places in Arizona, especially in his own neighborhood.
He is very interested in doing more work at Audubon, and would like to attend the Bureau of Land Management's Field School as well. He plans to attend South Mountain Community College to study Forestry and History. He also would like us to mention that he is pretty handsome, in his own opinion.