Maxwell Baker Richardson

Maxwell Baker Richardson is t.Lab’s Student of the Month (Septemer 2020)! Maxwell graduated with distinction from Yale University in May 2020 with a BA in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and Women’s Gender, & Sexuality Studies. His 92-page senior thesis won the Steere Prize in Women’s Studies awarded annually for the senior essay that best exemplifies advance in scholarship attained by focusing on women or gender roles and/or by employing feminist theory.

Maxwell is an outstanding, committed, and diligent student. Aside from his commendable academic success, Maxwell participated in professional development projects that helped him gain insights on science and health care.

He served as a Research Assistant in the Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Chicago in 2015.  In this role, he performed research on adopting a program in which doctors can see patients in the clinic as well as in the hospital. He worked alongside Program Coordinators to perform community outreach events to bolster recruitment efforts.

Maxwell was an active student leader at Yale University. He was the Undergraduate Learning Assistant for PSYC 200: Statistics for Psychological Sciences where he participated in the grading of assessments and providing individual feedback to around 200 students. As well, he was the First Year Counselor and was responsible for over 120 first-year students’ academic, social and spiritual adjustments to Yale College by connecting them to Yale's various academic, social and vocational resources. As a member of the Black Students Alliance at Yale (BSAY), Maxwell served as the Freshman Liaison and the Community Action Chair where he pioneered initiatives to improve access to mental health services, as well as feminine hygiene products for Black individuals in the Yale and New Haven Communities.

Maxwell lives in Chicago, Illinois with his loving and supportive parents, Dr. James and Atty. Michele Richardson, and two siblings. His immediate plans are to study for the MCAT and apply to medical school in the fall of 2021. Please join us in congratulating Maxwell as t.Lab’s student of the month!