LaurenMcG

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Views and values

Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (other)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Currently the co-President of 80,000 Hours: Cambridge. As the student chapter of 80,000 Hours at Cambridge University, we encourage, and provide assistance and support students to enable students to pursue high-impact ethical careers.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
50+
Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Rationalist/LessWrong
Transhumanist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Molecular nanotechnology
Movement-building
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2015
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)
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
Friends
Giving What We Can
80,000 Hours
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
80,000 Hours
Giving What We Can
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
A local effective altruism chapter

Career

Planned career path: 
Biotechnology/Bioscience Enterprise to cover all of the aspects above.
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

Studying Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Current plans after Biochem Masters include MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise, Cambridge.

Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

Current co-President of 80,000 Hours Cambridge, with good knowledge and relevant experience in giving information, advice, and helping people do the most good through their career.

In contact with a range of academics etc in Cambridge, who could offer further advice or opportunities.

Demographics

Name: 
Lauren McGinney UG
Gender: 
Female
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Cambridge
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: 
Yes