Congratulations to Max Anderson-Loake (2016) who has been named Western Australia’s Rhodes Scholar for 2021, recognising his potential as a young global ambassador.
At Oxford University, Max will be studying how to use big data and data analysis in natural disaster response and recovery.
“As a society we are faced with really complex issues, such as climate change, and I think people are recognising the ability for data and statistics to solve real world problems,” Max said.
Max, 21, has completed a Bachelor of Philosophy and finished his Honours in mathematics and statistics this year. He is also passionate about mentoring and works as a volunteer for Ignite Mentoring, a not-for-profit organisation that empowers young people to reach their full potential by improving self-confidence.
Max has become the fifteenth Old Haleian to be awarded the Rhodes Scholarship.
“I think a huge part of Oxford is the people that are there and being around the Rhodes Scholar community will provide me with an amazing network I’ll be able to draw knowledge from,” he said.