Alex Cuevas

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How much do you plan to donate?: 
Uncertain. Focusing on increasing personal production capacity first.
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Existential risk and far future causes
Potentially either meta-charities or 1st world public policy related.
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

I currently view donations in terms of time and attention rather than money.

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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Still synthesizing ideas. Essentially consequentialist but open-minded.
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (other)
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Career choice


Talking to people

Looking to blog / podcast in the future

Building entrepreneurial skills

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
Other social movements identified with: 
I think all of these movements have useful ideas but I don't specifically identify with any.
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Effective giving
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Prioritization research

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
80,000 Hours
I've been an EA for a long time, but I didn't have a name for it or a community to follow.
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
What can the Effective Altruism community help you with? : 

Improving my thinking on how to behave morally, rationally, and effectively.

What could you bring to the Effective Altruism community?: 

Right now, not much besides critical thinking. I hope to become a lot more impactful through continuous improvement.

Your career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

Working as a project manager in solar development, but looking to pivot soon.


Alex Cuevas
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
United States
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?: