Peter McIntyre

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Hi, I'm Peter! 

Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
10-20% initially, while saving the excess for donation later
To which causes?: 
Existential risk and far future causes
Meta-charity
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
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$4000Against Malaria Foundation; The Centre for Effective Altruism (unrestricted donation)2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
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
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Donations, internships, movement building stuff, building career capital

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
50
Diet: 
Vegetarian
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Earn-to-give
Existential risk and far future causes
Movement-building
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)
LessWrong
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?: 
Friends
The Life You Can Save
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Center For Applied Rationality
Giving What We Can
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
The Life You Can Save

Career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
0-33% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

Fourth year medical student.

Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

Feel free to let me know if I can answer any questions about medicine, interning at certain EA orgs (CEA, CFAR), and misc.

Demographics

Name: 
Peter McIntyre
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Professional postgraduate degree
Country: 
Australia
City: 
Oxford
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No