Kat Steiner

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
At least 10% of pre-tax income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
~£1582.5 (including Gift Aid)Various charitiesBefore 2013
£1417.5 (including Gift Aid)Against Malaria Foundation; Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)2013
£3,410.88 (including Gift Aid)SCI, AMF, Deworm the World2014
£4,808.94 (including Gift Aid)SCI, AMF, Deworm the World, Giving What We Can, and £25 to Médecins sans Frontières2015
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
Raised about £1500 by doing a sponsored head-shaveShared equally between SCI and St Giles HospiceFriends and family2012
Raised about £1500 doing Live Below the LineSCIFriends and family2014
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Your 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
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

I took the Giving What We Can pledge to donate 10% of pre-tax income each year in November 2014, and have so far fulfilled that (giving closer to 15%).

Diet: 
Reducing the amount of meat I eat
Other social movements identified with: 
Feminist
LGBTQ
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Effective giving
Global poverty
Prioritization research
Rationality

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)
The Life You Can Save (you've taken the pledge)
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
The online EA community
Friends
GiveWell
Giving What We Can
The Life You Can Save
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
11-20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Giving What We Can

Your career

Current occupation or career: 

Library Assistant at the Philosophy & Theology Faculties Library, one of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

Demographics

Name: 
Katherine
Gender: 
Female
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Master’s degree
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Oxford
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No