CalebWithers

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Everything over ~$20000
To which causes?: 
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
4000 USDMIRI2017
850 GBPGiving What We Can2015
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
360 NZDAgainst Malaria Foundation2015
360 NZDMercy For Animals2015
Past donations: 
CurrencyAmountRecipientNotesWhen?
USDt
4,000
January 2017
GBPt
850
January 2015

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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: 
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Donating, engaging, building career capital.

Diet: 
Conscientious Omnivore
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Feminist
Rationalist/LessWrong
Transhumanist
Skeptic/atheist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Existential risk and far future causes
Machine intelligence risk
Movement-building
Nuclear technology
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2011
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?: 
Giving What We Can
LessWrong
80,000 Hours
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Giving What We Can

Career

Current occupation or career: 

Policy Advisor

Are you currently doing earning to give?: 
Yes
Skills: 
Economics, Policy

Demographics

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