Boris Yakubchik

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
10% minimum ramping up to 50% once I earn more than $40k
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

In 2012 I gave over $20,000 (almost 50% of my income), predominantly to AMF. Currently giving less than I'd like because I'm paying off fiancee's college loans and house loan.

Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
Over $20,000Against Malaria Foundation2012
$2000Against Malaria Foundation2013
$2000Against Malaria Fooundation2014
$1000Vegan Outreach2013
$1000Humane League2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Elsewhere on the web

Your 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
Animal welfare
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Donating at least 10%. Posting on Facebook profusely. Talking to people in person occasionally. Running GWWC @ Rutgers.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
5-10
Diet: 
Near vegetarian
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Environmentalist
Feminist
LGBTQ
Rationalist/LessWrong
Transhumanist
Skeptic/atheist

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012 maybe - whenever it started
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
The Life You Can Save (you've taken the pledge)
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Giving What We Can
GiveWell
Friends
Nick Beckstead
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
80,000 Hours
Giving What We Can
Leverage Research
The Life You Can Save
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Facebook

Your career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
67%-100% chance I will take this path in the future.

Demographics

Name: 
Boris Yakubchik
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Professional postgraduate degree
Country: 
United States
City: 
Manalapan
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Left
Full-time student?: 
No
Might you be able to let EAs stay with you at the moment?: 
Yes