Roxanne Heston

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I'm an EA from Los Angeles and now undergrad at Tulane University studying Economics and Finance. I've interned with Academics Stand Against Poverty and Giving What We Can, and am currently working with EA Outreach. I've started up a club Tulane Effective Altruism, the New Orleans contingent of the movement working on building awareness through events and discussions.

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Living in or visiting New Orleans? Find out about events with Tulane Effective Altruism


How much do you plan to donate?: 
10%, although likely to put that into an ETF to donate later
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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
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
Late December 2012
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (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?: 
The online EA community
Giving What We Can
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Giving What We Can
Academics Stand Against Poverty
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Search engine

Your career

Planned career path: 
Influence position
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 
  • Undergraduate student in Economics (BS), Finance (minor), and Mathematics (minor)
  • Analyst at Effective Altruism Outreach; Director of the EAGx conference series
  • President of Tulane Effective Altruism 
Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

Chatting with other students who are liberal-arts inclined going into quant fields.

Organizational management (HR, team structure, productivity systems, systems creation)


Roxanne Heston
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
United States
New Orleans, LA
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Full-time student?: 
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