Rohin Shah

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
At least 10% of income, probably everything above a certain (undetermined) amount
To which causes?: 
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
For as long as I can
Selected past donations: 
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Donations I've helped influence: 
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Views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian (or think that this covers the most important considerations)
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Animal welfare
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
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, convincing others to take the Giving What We Can pledge, 

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
80
Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Rationalist/LessWrong
Skeptic/atheist
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)
LessWrong
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Friends
GiveWell
Giving What We Can
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
11-20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Friend

Career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

Ph. D. student at UC Berkeley

Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

Can give advice on how to get programming jobs, including help with technical interviews.

Skills: 
Coding, Research/Analysis, Web development

Demographics

Name: 
Rohin Shah
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Berkeley
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: 
Yes