Max Kantor works offshore as the second officer on the Research Vessel
Atlantis. Growing up with parents who worked for maritime companies in
Long Beach and Los Angeles harbor, Max was inspired to attend California Maritime Academy. She graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Marine Transportation and currently holds an unlimited tonnage chief mate and 1600 ton master licenses. Before sailing on research vessels, Max worked aboard product and crude oil tankers. She lives in Southern California, and loves to read, snowboard, surf, and travel in her off time.