*updated May 3, 2021*
Who are you?
I’m Marisa Jurczyk :) I’ll wrap up almost three years working in operations at Rethink Charity this June. I also co-organize EA Anywhere and have worked with ALLFED on social science research, with Democracy Policy Network on income security research, and with the IIDM working group on stakeholder engagement. Previously I graduated with a degree in sociology and business analytics in December 2019, volunteered with Students for High-Impact Charity, and worked at a nonprofit communications firm.
I’ll be starting a Master in Public Policy degree at Georgetown University in Fall 2021, with an interest in improving institutional decision-making and global cooperation.
What are some things people can talk to you about? (e.g. your areas of experience/expertise)
I talk to a lot of people about EA ops and getting a job at an EA org, but I generally see myself as a starting point for these conversations and will usually try to connect you with someone else who works more closely in the area you’re interested in or has more experience.
My coursework and experience with nonprofit boards and nonprofit communications
Value drift in EA
Social science research techniques and applications for the social sciences in EA more broadly
I also love talking to other college students / recent grads, particularly those making big career decisions!
What are things you’d like to talk to other people about? (e.g. things you want to learn)
I’m excited about improving institutional decision-making, especially designing institutions that are both effective and benevolent. I’d love to talk with people who have similar goals and learn more about how you’re thinking about this problem area.
I’m curious about careers working directly in US government (especially congresssional staffing), at think tanks, or in the UN, and would love to chat with people in any of theses career paths.
Also curious to hear other applications for the social sciences in EA that I haven’t considered yet.
How can people get in touch with you?
Email me at marisajurczyk[at]pm[dot]me or schedule a time on my calendar!