Alex Cuevas

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Donations

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
Environmentalism
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

Reading

Talking to people

Looking to blog / podcast in the future

Building entrepreneurial skills

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
15
Diet: 
Vegetarian
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: 
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Prioritization research
Rationality

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2014
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': 
LessWrong
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.

Demographics

Name: 
Alex Cuevas
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Oakland
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No
Might you be able to let EAs stay with you at the moment?: 
Yes