Karma: 151

I’m a Yale grad student studying (mainly) US foreign policy. Before coming to Yale I served four years as a US Army officer. Before that I studied political science and economics at Johns Hopkins. I love travel, sports, and writing, especially about the moral implications of policy issues.

I was first drawn to EA to maximize the impact of my charitable giving, but now use it to plan my career and aspects of my lifestyle as well. My current plan is to focus on U.S. foreign policy in an effort to mitigate the danger that great power competition can have as a cross-cutting risk factor for several types of existential threats. My favorite charity is Give Directly, and I value altruism that respects the preferences of its intended beneficiaries.