Catherine Low

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
10-15% of income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
7048Against Malaria Foundation2015
3712Cool Earth2015
~15 000 NZDVarious charitiesBefore 2015
90Humane League2015
2100Against Malaria FoundationFirst half 2016
2340Various - whoever wins the giving game I am runningFirst half 2016
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
Past donations: 
CurrencyWhen?
NZD

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
Environmentalism
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Environmentalist
Rationalist/LessWrong
Skeptic/atheist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Prioritization research
Rationality
Climate change

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2013
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (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?: 
The online EA community
GiveWell
Giving What We Can
The Life You Can Save
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Students for High-Impact Charity, Charity Science, EAGxAustralia conference committee
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Rationally Speaking Podcast
What could you bring to the Effective Altruism community?: 

I am a Science Teacher, so I have background in understanding and communicating scientific ideas clearly. I run giving games and introduction to EA events with groups around NZ, so I can assist people who want to try outreach in their area. 

Career

Current occupation or career: 

I currently teach Science and Practical Ethics in a New Zealand high school.

I also volunteer for Charity Science and Students for High Impact Charity.

Skills: 
Outreach; Public speaking; Research/Analysis

Demographics

Name: 
Catherine Low
Gender: 
Female
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
New Zealand
City: 
Christchurch
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