Eva Vivalt

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Everything I can
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

My minimum costs are not stable presently (moving, new job soon), so it is difficult to project. But I spend less than $20,000/year on housing, food, utilities/internet/phone and clothing. $10,000/year might be a reasonable buffer for health, trips, etc.

Donating is also a very narrowly defined definition of altruism and it's a bit sad that the effective altruism community has latched onto it as a measure. I believe that if you can move a lot more resources through other actions (research, politics, etc.), that swamps any effect of personal donations. So, my donation plans also include time. Not leisure time (as in the other question asked later), but full-time work time.

Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
$50,000Various charities2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Your views and values

Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Environmentalism
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Political reform
Hours a month spent on these activities: 
"Don't count education or work" guts this question for me; most everything is education or work.
Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Environmentalist
Feminist
LGBTQ

You and EA

Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
The term came after I was into it.
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Friend

Your career

Demographics

Name: 
Eva
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United States
City: 
New York City
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No