adamaero

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More about me: 

I am happy to talk with anyone about lessening extreme/absolute poverty.

I'll also discuss anything else, including compassion or your passion.

Trying to get a group chat going for isolated EAs:

https://hangouts.google.com/group/K51eGG2qreBf2WU33

Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Donating, investing or both while using $15,000 to live beside savings
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
$100+AMF2017
$100+GiveDirectly or AMF2016
$144GiveDirectly2015
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
Past donations: 
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USDt
June 2015

Elsewhere on the web

Views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Probably utilitarian, preference
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Student GWWC, pledging minimum for a full-time student. Advocay, campus posters, looking for opportunities to bring EA up in coversation: Results-oriented altruism, cold altruism [audience dependent], evidence backed action; posing the question, "What is the most good I can do?" or maybe "you can do?" Also, "helping others in a way that actually works" or "trying to make a real difference in the world, vs trying to make myself feel better about being a good person." (Thanks
Laura Green.)

 

Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Global poverty
Movement-building

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2013
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
GiveWell
Ethics/morality
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
News article
What can the Effective Altruism community help you with? : 

Mostly advocay related questions.

What could you bring to the Effective Altruism community?: 

I've been pondering doing freelance work. Any EA could learn an easy programming language such as Python. Perhaps I can help with that.

Career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
I am currently working in this career path, and do not anticipate changing.
Current occupation or career: 

Aspiring electrical engineer and inventor: Expected graduation Dec. 2018 BSEE.

Skills: 
C/C++ programming, Java, MatLab, LabVIEW and B2.Spice simulation; AC/DC circuit analysis; analog electronic design; solid state electronic design; technical writing (involving MLA, APA format and IEEE lab reports), Microsoft Office, public speaking—Toastmasters; very resourceful. Hobbies ~ piano ~ locksport ~ reading nonfiction.

Demographics

Country: 
United States
City: 
Sheboygan||Platteville
Full-time student?: 
Yes