Executive Director of Operations
Baxter Bullock is the Co-founder (with Tee Barnett) and Executive Director of Students for High-Impact Charity (SHIC) and the SHIC Foundation, which carries out Canadian-based operations for Rethink Charity. Prior to SHIC’s founding, Baxter served as the Programs Director for the Charity Science Foundation. He was also a high school math teacher for 4 years.
Executive Director of Development
Tee Barnett currently serves as the Executive Director of Development at Rethink Charity and COO of Students for High-Impact Charity (SHIC). Tee co-founded SHIC with Baxter Bullock in early 2016 and earned his M.A. specializing in International Development from National Chengchi University (政治大學) in Taipei.
Co-founder and Board Member
Peter Hurford is a Data Scientist at Data Robot and is on the Board of Directors for Charity Science and Animal Charity Evaluators. He also does direct work on our focus projects, in particular the EA Survey, for which he heads the tech team.
Co-founder and Board Member
Tom Ash was the founder and first staff member of Rethink Charity (then called .impact); he created the EA Hub, EA Survey and LEAN among other resources. Since summer 2016 he’s steadily scaled back his work and is now a highly involved board member. He studied Philosophy at Cambridge and Oxford, and since graduating in 2008 has worked for a variety of non-profits including the Centre for Effective Altruism, where he was one of the three initial employees.
Manager of the Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN)
Richenda Herzig oversees practical support for groups in the local effective altruism network, having previously worked as a LEAN project coordinator under Tom Ash. Richenda recently completed her PhD, which focused on the cultural significance of online reputation systems. Before the PhD, Richenda earned her BA and MPhil in Sociology at the University of Cambridge
Manager of SHIC
Catherine Low currently teaches Ethics and Physics at a high school in New Zealand. In her youth she was obsessed with finding out the secrets of the universe, and gained a PhD in particle physics from The University of Melbourne. Since then she has been a Science and Physics teacher, aiming to inspire students to improve the world using Science. A founding member of Effective Altruism New Zealand, she has been involved in effective altruism outreach for the last two years, giving presentations to any group who could possibly be convinced to listen, and has worked with Students for High-Impact Charity developing and trialling their educational resources.
Head of Tech
Larissa is a software developer and Computer Science student at the University of British Columbia. She does software development and provides tech support across all of Rethink Charity’s projects. Larissa is most excited about using tech to enable people to independently help themselves.
David will be running Giving Games and SHIC workshops in Vancouver secondary schools from early 2018. He is currently responsible for much of the administration for the Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN). David additionally works as an actor and, before moving to Vancouver from Melbourne, Australia, he spent several months performing in a two-man show for secondary schools about how best to deal with various teenage boys’ issues. David holds a BA in English and Classics from the University of Melbourne.
Crystal studies Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and has completed two software developer internships. She now works at Rethink Charity filling in the gaps required to get all of the tech projects running smoothly. She can often be found hiding behind a cup of coffee, providing tech support for LEAN websites.
Siobhan works on systems optimization, organizational compliance and oversees day-to-day operations for SHIC and Rethink Charity. Previously, she helped coordinate EA meetups in Sydney and worked as the communications officer for Effective Altruism Australia. In 2014 Siobhan earned a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland and went on to get a Masters of International Public Health from the University of New South Wales.
Marcus A. Davis
Head of Research for Rethink Priorities
Marcus is a co-founder of Charity Entrepreneurship and Charity Science Health, where he systematically analyzed global poverty interventions, led cost-effectiveness analyses, and oversaw all technical aspects of the project. Before joining the Charity Science team, he ran Effective Altruism Chicago and worked with LEAN coordinating outreach to local EA groups around the globe.
Director of Research
David Moss is Director of Research, focusing on measurement and evaluation. He previously worked for Charity Science and is an academic researcher of moral psychology.
Evan Gaensbauer, Sören Mindermann, Michał Trzęsimiech, Linchuan Zhang and Pascal Zimmer are members of the EA Newsletter team, together with Richenda.
Harysh Ilanghovan served as our tech officer from the start of .impact in 2015 through to November 2017. He remains involved in an advisory capacity.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois, Alex Richard and William Saunders are software engineers who provide technical help for EA projects. Recently, they’ve been focused on the EA Forum.
Caleb Ontiveros has helped local groups share knowledge through group calls for many years.
Giles Edkins has worked on the EA Wiki.