Aaron Gertler

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How much do you plan to donate?: 
Everything over a certain standard of living (which standard depends on whether I have a family)
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Until I stop having money
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

If everything goes according to plan, I'll hopefully get some royalty checks even after death, if I do die. I'll make sure those are donated as well. I'm donating somewhat less now than I plan to in the future, until I've paid off all debts and saved a few months' rainy-day money.

Recording my donations in many different places is troublesome, but you can view an up-to-date record of my giving right here.

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Your career

Planned career path: 
Entrepreneurship with a dash of movement-building
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

Student at Yale University, founder of Yale Effective Altruists.


Aaron Gertler
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
United States
New Haven
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
Might you be able to let EAs stay with you at the moment?: