Alex Mennen

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
>= 10% of income
To which causes?: 
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
For as long as I can
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Donations I've helped influence: 
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Views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian (or think that this covers the most important considerations)
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Other social movements identified with: 
Rationalist/LessWrong
Transhumanist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Existential risk and far future causes
Machine intelligence risk
Molecular nanotechnology
Movement-building
Nuclear technology
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk
Climate change

You and EA

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?: 
Local chapter of an EA organisation
The online EA community
Friends
GiveWell
LessWrong
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
LessWrong

Career

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

Math graduate student at UCLA

Demographics

Name: 
Alex Mennen
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Los Angeles
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
Yes