Chris Cundy

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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
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

I am currently the president of 80,000 Hours: Cambridge, the student chapter of 80,000 Hours at Cambridge University. This encourages students to go into high-impact ethical careers and provides assistance and support to them. I'm also currently working as an intern in Vancouver at .impact.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
30
Diet: 
Vegetarian
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Feminist
Skeptic/atheist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Global poverty

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012
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?: 
Local chapter of an EA organisation
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
80,000 Hours
.impact
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
LessWrong

Career

Planned career path: 
Direct charity/non-profit work
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
0-33% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

Completed a 3-year course in physics,  about to start a 1-year masters in computer science.

Demographics

Name: 
Chris Cundy
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Master’s degree
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Cambridge
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Left
Full-time student?: 
Yes