Aleksandra Taranov

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Everything over $30, 000
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Existential risk and far future causes
Environmental Sustainability
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
A weird mix of ideas, an appreciation for complexity
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Environmentalism
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
improving the functioning of NGOs
Diet: 
Vegetarian
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Environmentalist
Feminist
LGBTQ
Skeptic/atheist

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)
LessWrong
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Friends
The Life You Can Save
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Friend

Your career

Planned career path: 
International Development
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.

Demographics

Name: 
Aleksandra Taranov
Gender: 
Female
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Princeton, NJ
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Left
Full-time student?: 
Yes