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Jonas manages and coordinates EAF's activities. He studied medicine and economics with a focus on health and development economics, during which time he acquired expertise central to charity evaluation. He previously served on the boards of several charities. His career choice, motivated by effective altruism, was covered in major Swiss media outlets.
Director of Growth
Ruairí is in charge of building up the Philanthropy team. He sets fundraising targets as well as the project's strategy and budget. He directs and oversees the work of the Philanthropy team and represents the project activities in public. Previously, he was a very successful fundraiser for EAF himself.
Director of Strategy
Lukas is responsible for EAF’s strategic focus. Working at the Foundational Research Institute (FRI), he developed important considerations from the perspective of suffering-focused ethics. He is currently researching how to mitigate risks from emerging technologies.
Tobias is a fundraiser for the Effective Altruism Foundation where he focuses on high-net-worth individuals. Tobias studied political science at the University of Zurich and worked for the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA).
Stefan Torges manages Raising for Effective Giving as part of the Philanthropy team. Previously, Stefan studied philosophy, neuroscience and cognition at the University of Magdeburg.
Daniel supports our Philanthropy division as a Market Research Analyst. Previously he acquired experience in development cooperation and studied economics.
Executive Director | Wild Animal Suffering Research
Persis manages the Wild Animal Suffering Research project and conducts research on the topic. Previously she worked in social justice policy, advocacy, and analysis. Persis holds degrees in law and philosophy from UNSW and is currently undertaking a Masters of Economics at ANU.
Executive Director | Foundational Research Institute
Max manages FRI and oversees the development of FRI's strategy and research agenda. He holds a degree in mathematics from Heidelberg University and previously served on the board of an international development NGO.
Researcher | Foundational Research Institute
Caspar studied computer science at the University of Bremen. In middle and high school, he completed a year's worth of university-level courses in mathematics at the University of Hamburg. He has published in the journal Synthese and his research areas include theoretical computer science, ethics, and artificial intelligence.
Research Associate | Wild Animal Suffering Research
Ozy researches wild animal suffering. They graduated from New College of Florida with a degree in sociology.
Director of Strategy | Foundational Research Institute
David runs the operations of the Foundational Research Institute (FRI) and coordinates their human resources, outreach and research activities. He studied psychology at the Universities of Innsbruck, Cologne and Basel.
Research and Growth | Foundational Research Institute
Johannes researches decision theory and supports FRI's recruiting and Outreach. Before his work at FRI, Johannes studied the double bass in Stuttgart and Nuremberg and played with the Munich Philharmonic.
Adrian is in charge of copyediting and proofreading of English content at EAF, including its sister projects. Before joining the team, Adrian worked as an assistant teacher, helped found a human rights organization, and campaigned for animal rights in Oslo, Norway.
Research Lead | Foundational Research Institute
Brian is the author of over 100 pieces on his website, "Essays on Reducing Suffering", as well as several published papers. He has worked at Microsoft and FlyHomes as a data scientist and web developer. He studied computer science, mathematics, and statistics at Swarthmore College.
Chief Technology Officer
Kim coordinates the Information Technology department and is responsible for systems and infrastructure. He worked as a freelance web developer in the areas of seafaring, automobile, and aviation and studied Human-Computer-Interaction.
Alfredo supports EAF in Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics as well as a master’s degree and a PhD in Computational Science from the Technical University of Munich.
Research | Wild Animal Suffering Research
Georgia writes about a variety of topics including animal welfare and existential risk on the website Eukaryote Writes Blog, and helps run the Seattle Effective Altruists group. She has done research on bacteriophage-host interactions and graduated from The Evergreen State College with a focus in microbiology.
Advisors, interns, and volunteers
Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger, Co-founder and advisor, Effective Altruism Foundation
Lucius Caviola, Advisor, Effective Altruism Foundation
Jan Dirk Capelle, Advisor & Speaker, Effective Altruism Foundation
Kaspar Etter, Advisor, Effective Altruism Foundation
Dr. Massimo Mannino, Advisor, Effective Altruism Foundation
Dr. Adrian Hutter, Advisor, Foundational Research Institute
Naoki Peter, IT, Effective Altruism Foundation
Denis Drescher, IT, Effective Altruism Foundation
Pascal Zimmer, Advisor, Effective Altruism Foundation
Jasper Götting, Community & Speaker, Effective Altruism Foundation
Max Räuker, Community & Speaker, Effective Altruism Foundation