Brayden McLean

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
10% of annual earnings, and a significant portion of lifetime equity
To which causes?: 
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Until existential risks no longer cost effective
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

Investing in my potential to generate future income (giving later), aiming for high risk high reward entrepreneurship.

Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
80,000 Hours; Center For Applied Rationality; Leverage Research2013
$5300MIRI2015
$4300Against Malaria Foundation2015
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Moving country, working for EA organisations, changing career for high ETG potential

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
40
Diet: 
Meat-eating
Other social movements identified with: 
Rationalist/LessWrong

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2013
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
LessWrong
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
80,000 Hours
LessWrong
Friends
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Center For Applied Rationality
Giving What We Can
Leverage Research
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
LessWrong

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: 

Data Analyst - Lyft

Are you currently doing earning to give?: 
Yes

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
United States
City: 
San Francisco
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