By Roadtrip Nation

Max Weisman


My road in life has been direct.
I went to college at Temple University and pursued a degree in communications.
In school, I explored different areas where I could use my degree, including the nonprofit sector, journalism, media management, and ultimately political communications, which was a great fit for me.
After graduating, I worked on a number of political campaigns at the city, state, and national levels.
I connected with Isaiah Thomas and managed his campaign while he ran for City Council—it was ultimately unsuccessful, so we went our separate ways but stayed in touch.
I spent the next few years learning about formal communications in a public relations firm.
In 2019, Isaiah Thomas decided to run for City Council again and I helped with his campaign as a friend.
Isaiah Thomas won and offered me the position as director of his communications—it was a very easy yes for me and I’ve been managing his communications since!
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High School
Temple University


Communications Director

I manage communications around the priorities of Philadelphia Councilmember Isaiah Thomas and the City of Philadelphia.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

My day is essentially dictated by current events and what the current conversation is. I wake up and read the news to find out what people are talking about in Philadelphia and across the nation. If I see topics that are similar to things I talk about professionally, then I try to make those connections. I do a lot of event planning, social media work, and talking to reporters. When I get home, I spend time thinking about ways we can be more creative with our communications.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Anyone can get involved in politics—you just have to pay attention and care. I suggest starting with subscribing to a local newspaper and watching local news. Start forming opinions for yourself about how you feel about the world going on around you. From there, you can begin trying to figure out what your role can be in that. Communications is a great versatile degree that can be an entry point into government or politics as well as a variety of other fields.

Recommended Education

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