Michael Dello-Iacovo

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Everything over $45,000
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Environmental causes
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
2000World Youth International2015
1000Oxfam Australia2015
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
600Smith Family AustraliaFriends and family2013Asked for donations in lieu of gifts for my 21st
2000Oxfam AustraliaColleagues and employer2015Estimated donations from colleagues and dollar-matching from my employer when appealing for donations to be made for the Nepal earthquake
Past donations: 

Elsewhere on the web

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
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Hours a month spent on these activities: 
120
Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Environmentalist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Machine intelligence risk
Molecular nanotechnology
Movement-building
Nuclear technology
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2014
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?: 
An email conversation with Peter Singer
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
The Life You Can Save
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
TED Talk (Peter Singer)

Career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
I am currently working in this career path, and do not anticipate changing.
Current occupation or career: 

Geophysicist/energy scientist

Are you currently doing earning to give?: 
Yes
Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

I have a lot of experience in the resources industry. In particular, I have a focus on earning to give while making a positive impact to the industry itself, including improving environmental standards, influencing corporate culture and increasing the level of engagement that businesses have with the communities in which they operate.

If you are interested in maximising your impact in any of the ways above, I am happy to organise a time to discuss and give advice.

Skills: 
Geoscience, resources, leadership and communication.

Demographics

Name: 
Michael Dello-Iacovo
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
Australia
City: 
Adelaide
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Left
Full-time student?: 
No