Effective Altruism DC

About Effective Altruism DC

About Effective Altruism DC

We help you do good, better

EA DC is one of the largest effective altruist groups in the country. Since 2020 we have been funded by the Centre for Effective Altruism to organize professionals in the area to connect and apply effective altruist thinking in their careers and charitable donations. If you are looking for career advice and networking, information on effective charities, discussions of EA ideas, or making friends and attending fun social events, we’re excited to help you get the most out of the group! 

Whether you have been following effective altruism for years or are just learning about it, we’re excited to get you connected with whatever EA resources are most helpful or interesting to you. We’re excited to support you in any level of involvement with effective altruism that you’d like to have. To get connected to EA DC we encourage you to fill out our welcome form or sign up to talk to an organizer. We’re always excited to talk and connect you with any community members you’d like to speak to.

EA DC runs public events each month to allow members to network and learn about EA ideas. You can sign up for our newsletter to follow our events or visit our events page. All EA DC events are open to everyone and don’t require any prior involvement. Many EA DC events are organized around major EA cause areas, including global health and development, animal welfare, biosecurity, and artificial intelligence. We have a strong network of people working in each cause area who are excited to connect and chat with new members about navigating EA-oriented careers and donating. You can explore our community directory here (everyone on this list is excited to take meeting requests about their areas of expertise) or sign up for our cause area-specific monthly meetups here.

Another way to get involved is to join our social media channels. We have an active SlackFacebook group, and LinkedIn group. Our Slack channel is where most member discussion happens.

EA DC was profiled in the Washington Post magazine in September 2020.

We help you do good, better

EA DC is one of the largest effective altruist groups in the country. Since 2020 we have been funded by the Centre for Effective Altruism to organize professionals in the area to connect and apply effective altruist thinking in their careers and charitable donations. If you are looking for career advice and networking, information on effective charities, discussions of EA ideas, or making friends and attending fun social events, we’re excited to help you get the most out of the group! 

Whether you have been following effective altruism for years or are just learning about it, we’re excited to get you connected with whatever EA resources are most helpful or interesting to you. We’re excited to support you in any level of involvement with effective altruism that you’d like to have. To get connected to EA DC we encourage you to fill out our welcome form or sign up to talk to an organizer. We’re always excited to talk and connect you with any community members you’d like to speak to.

EA DC runs public events each month to allow members to network and learn about EA ideas. You can sign up for our newsletter to follow our events or visit our events page. All EA DC events are open to everyone and don’t require any prior involvement. Many EA DC events are organized around major EA cause areas, including global health and development, animal welfare, biosecurity, and artificial intelligence. We have a strong network of people working in each cause area who are excited to connect and chat with new members about navigating EA-oriented careers and donating. You can explore our community directory here (everyone on this list is excited to take meeting requests about their areas of expertise) or sign up for our cause area-specific monthly meetups here.

Another way to get involved is to join our social media channels. We have an active SlackFacebook group, and LinkedIn group. Our Slack channel is where most member discussion happens.

EA DC was profiled in the Washington Post magazine in September 2020.

Meet our directors

Our Team

Andy Masley

Director

Andy (he/him) first became interested in effective altruism through the philosopher Derek Parfit in 2013 and has followed the movement closely ever since. He was a double major in philosophy and physics and taught high school physics for 7 years before co-directing EA DC full-time. He has pledged to donate at least 10% of his income to effective charities. Andy enjoys reading, music, spending time with friends and family, exercise, and exploring the DC vegan food scene.

Kyle Lucchese

Director

Kyle (they/them) first became interested in effective altruism through Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save in 2009. In the years since, they pledged to donate at least 10% of their income to effective charities, donated their kidney in a non-directed donation, and is now serving as the full-time co-director of Effective Altruism DC. Kyle is also a researcher of nonviolent protest methods as a means of effecting change. Their previous fields of work include higher education administration and international development fundraising and consulting. 

Kyle enjoys cooking, hiking, listening to podcasts, meditating, photography, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and writing. 

Kyle holds an M.I.A. in International Affairs (Ethics and Human Rights) and a B.S. in Business Administration (Management and Marketing).

Meet Our Directors

Andy Masley

Email: andy@effectivealtruismdc.org LinkedInAndy (he/him) first became interested in effective altruism through the philosopher Derek Parfit in 2013 and has followed the movement closely ever since. He was a double major in philosophy and physics and taught high school physics for 7 years before co-directing EA DC full-time. He has pledged to donate at least 10% of his income to effective charities.Andy enjoys reading, music, spending time with friends and family, exercise, and exploring the DC vegan food scene.

Kyle Lucchese

Email: kyle@effectivealtruismdc.orgLinkedInKyle (they/them) first became interested in effective altruism through Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save in 2009. In the years since, they pledged to donate at least 10% of their income to effective charities, donated their kidney in a non-directed donation, and is now serving as the full-time co-director of Effective Altruism DC. Kyle is also a researcher of nonviolent protest methods as a means of effecting change. Their previous fields of work include higher education administration and international development fundraising and consulting. Kyle enjoys cooking, hiking, listening to podcasts, meditating, photography, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and writing. Kyle holds an M.I.A. in International Affairs (Ethics and Human Rights) and a B.S. in Business Administration (Management and Marketing).

Effective Altruism Washington DC brings together people in the DC area with any level of interest in EA. Whether you’re looking for career advice and networking, information on effective charities, discussions of EA ideas, or making friends and attending fun social events, we’re excited to help you get the most out of the group! 

 

We host lots of events with amazing speakers from around the world who join us to talk about their work fighting poverty, reducing the suffering of animals, safeguarding the long-term future, and much more. We also host monthly social events like hikes, game nights, sports teams, and general meet-ups. 

If you’d like to connect with people working in and thinking about specific EA cause areas, we have monthly cause area specific meetups for global poverty and development, animal welfare, biosecurity, AI, and more! Please email us to get connected.

 

Funding for EA DC comes from the Centre for Effective Altruism.

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Organizer

Andy Masley

Andy (he/him) first became interested in effective altruism through the philosopher Derek Parfit in 2013 and has followed the movement closely ever since. He was a double major in philosophy and physics and taught high school physics for 7 years before organizing for EA DC full-time, and still occasionally makes educational physics videos for his YouTube channel. He has pledged to donate at least 10% of his income to effective charities.

 

Andy enjoys reading, music, spending time with friends and family, exercise (especially weight lifting), and exploring the DC vegan food scene.

Organizer

Kyle Lucchese

Kyle (they/them) first became interested in effective altruism through Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save in 2009. In the years since, they pledged to donate at least 10% of their income to effective charities, donated their kidney in a non-directed donation, and is now serving as a full-time Community Organizer with Effective Altruism DC. Kyle is also a researcher of nonviolent protest methods as a means of effecting change. Their previous fields of work include higher education administration and international development fundraising and consulting. 

Kyle enjoys cooking, hiking, listening to podcasts, meditating, photography, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and writing. 

Kyle holds an M.I.A. in International Affairs (Ethics and Human Rights) and a B.S. in Business Administration (Management and Marketing).

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