We’re Rethink Priorities. Ask us anything!
We’re the staff at Rethink Priorities and we would like you to Ask Us Anything! We’ll be answering all questions starting Friday, November 19.
About the Org
Rethink Priorities is an EA research organization focused on helping improve decisions among funders and key decision-makers within EA and EA-aligned organizations. You might know of our work on quantifying the number of farmed vertebrates and invertebrates, interspecies comparisons of moral weight, ballot initiatives as a tool for EAs, the risk of nuclear winter, or running the EA Survey, among other projects. You can see all of our work to date here.
Over the next few years, we’re expanding our farmed animal welfare and moral weight research programs, launching an AI governance and strategy research program, and continuing to grow our new global health and development wing (including evaluating climate change interventions).
You can find bios of our team members here. Links on names below go to RP publications by the author (if any are publicly available at this point).
Marcus Davis — Co-CEO — Focus on animal welfare and operations
Peter Wildeford — Co-CEO — Focus on longtermism, global health and development, surveys, and EA movement research
Dr. Kim Cuddington — Senior Ecologist — Wild animal welfare
Dr. William McAuliffe — Senior Research Manager — Wild animal welfare, farmed animal welfare
Jacob Peacock — Senior Research Manager — Farmed animal welfare
Dr. Jason Schukraft — Senior Research Manager — Moral weight, global health and development
Daniela Waldhorn — Senior Research Manager — Invertebrate welfare, farmed animal welfare
Dr. Neil Dullaghan — Senior Researcher — Farmed animal welfare
Dr. Samara Mendez — Senior Researcher — Farmed animal welfare
Saulius Šimčikas — Senior Researcher — Farmed animal welfare
Meghan Barrett — Entomology Specialist — Invertebrate welfare
Dr. Holly Elmore — Researcher — Wild animal welfare
Michael St. Jules — Associate Researcher — Farmed animal welfare
Michael Aird — Researcher — Nuclear war, AI governance and strategy
Linch Zhang — Researcher — Forecasting, AI governance and strategy
Surveys and EA movement research
David Moss — Principal Research Director — Surveys and EA movement research
Dr. David Reinstein — Senior Economist — EA Survey, effective giving research
Dr. Jamie Elsey — Senior Behavioral Scientist — Surveys
Dr. Willem Sleegers — Senior Behavioral Scientist — Surveys
Global Health and Development
Dr. Greer Gosnell — Senior Environmental Economist — Climate change, global health interventions
Ruby Dickson — Researcher — Global health interventions
Jenny Kudymowa — Researcher — Global health interventions
Bruce Tsai — Researcher — Climate change, global health interventions
Abraham Rowe — COO — Operations, finance, HR, development, communications
Janique Behman — Director of Development — Development, communications
Dr. Dominika Krupocin — Senior People and Culture Coordinator — HR
Carolina Salazar — Project and Hiring Manager — HR, project management
Romina Giel — Operations Associate — Operations, finance
Ask Us Anything
Please ask us anything — about the org and how we operate, about the staff, about our research… anything!
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Also, we’re currently raising funds to continue growing in 2022. We consider ourselves funding constrained — we continue to get far more qualified applicants to our roles than we are able to hire, and have scalable infrastructure to support far more research. We accept and track restricted funds by cause area if that is of interest.
If you’d like to support our work, visit https://www.rethinkpriorities.org/donate, give on Giving Tuesday via Facebook to potentially secure matching funds, or email Janique Behman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll be answering all questions starting Friday, November 19.