Our Team

We're a group of people, primarily based in the Cambridge UK region, who try to think hard about how to help others the most, and what actions we can take with our careers, donations and political choices to enact these changes. Many members of the community currently study at or have graduated from the University of Cambridge, although we also have community members who've studied at other universities or are working in Cambridgeshire.

If you'd like to get involved in the community, or join our committee and contribute to the running and organising of events, please do get in touch with us here. We're open to anyone who wants to think hard about how to improve the world and take action on these insights. Attending our EA fellowship is a good introduction to the community, as well as joining our Learn about EA mentorship programme.

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Alex HT

Consultant

Alex is currently completing a diploma in economics at Cambridge, having studied physics at Oxford. He's a grant recipient from the Centre for Effective Altruism, working on community building and career mentoring, and is interested in global priorities research.

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Amrit Sidhu-Brar

Account Manager

Amrit recently finished his degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge, after studying physics at Oxford. He now works at the Centre on Long-term Risk (CLR) doing operations work. He enjoys linguistics, reading sci-fi and fantasy, cats, railways, maps, archiving things, going for walks, and chaotic cooking. He blogs about travelling to different parts of the UK here.

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Anna Francis

Community Team

Anna is a third year PhD student, researching heart disease. She got involved with EA 3 years ago and have been on the committee since, and is interested in global health, science policy, climate change and clean meat (so a narrow range!).

 
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Clarisse Beurrier

Cellular Agriculture Rep

Clarisse did her MPhil in chem eng and biotech in Cambridge, and is the co-founder of a cultured meat B2B startup. She's on the EA, synthetic biologiy and cellular argiculture committees.

 

She's most interested in decision-making, machine learning, China, wild and farm animal suffering but loves to chat about any EA topics and learning new things.

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Dewi Erwan

Co-Director

Recently graduated from Durham University studying risk and engineering, Dewi now works full time coordinating and organising a range of discussion groups, mentoring programmes and talks at EA Cambridge.

In his spare time, he likes running, calisthenics, jazz music, and vanlife!

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Emery Cooper

Consultant

Emery currently works at the Center on Long-term Risk (CLR), having recently studied maths at Cambridge. They're particularly interested in s-risks (risks of astronomic suffering), and like talking about mental health/productivity/self-improvement.

 
 
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Euan McClean

AI Safety Reading Group Coordinator

Euan's background is in physics, having recently completed a PhD in theoretical partical physics, but he now works as a machine learning engineer in Cambridge. He's interested in AI safety, s-risks, as well as running, climbing, philosophy and music. He writes aboute AI safety here, and he used to write about physics here.

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Eve McCormick

Co-Director

Eve works full-time at EA Cambridge, organising a range of fellowships, events, and mentoring. She studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge, and is interested in discussing anything EA-related, especially community building, as well as being interested in dogs and doctor who.

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Francis P.

Book Club Coordinator

Francis has a background in computer science, worked in hardware verification and design and now is now studying economics. He enjoys talking about negative utilitarianism, welfare economics and board games.

 
 
 
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Helena Gellersen

Outreach Team

Helena is a final-year Psychology PhD student working on age-related changes in memory functions to inform tests for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. She recently worked on a project on trauma treatment in refugees for a student-run mental health think thank and from March 2021 will join the Data Team in policy making at the Royal Society. She's also interested in global priorities research, s-risk and x-risk (especially from AI and authoritarian backsliding).

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Joe Benton

One For The World Chapter Founder

Joe is a third year mathmo at Cambridge. He was previously the president of May Week Alternative, and founded the regional 1FTW chapter. He's completed internships at Jane Street and Charity Entrepreneurship, and is passionate about reducing global poverty.

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Josh Blake

Consultant

Josh is a second year PhD student looking at real-time epidemic modelling, and has been in Cambridge since 2015 (Computer Science undergrad). From an EA perspective, he's interested in biological risks and improving decision making via quantitive methods. Outside of EA, he enjoys coxing (whenever that's OK to do again), running, and cooking.

 
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Katy Taylor

Lean Coffee Coordinator

Katy studied biology at Cambridge, and is now working as a software developer. She runs the Lean Coffee events at EA Cambridge, and is interested in animal welfare and cultured meat.

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Maria A Gutierrez

Outreach Team

Maria is a fourth-year maths student at Christ's, specialising in applied maths and theoretical physics. She helps to organise career workshops for mathmos, and is currently applying to PhDs in quantitative biology, with the idea of doing academic research on biorisks. More of her thoughts can be found on her blog here.

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Neel Nanda

Community Talks Coordinator

Neel recently graduated from an undergraduate degree in Maths, and has been involved with the EA community for around two years. He's currently on a gap year exploring whether AI safety would be a good fit for him, in contrast to his other plan to pursue quant finance and donate to effective causes. Neel blogs at neelnanda.io.

 
 
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Phil Palmer

Biorisk Rep

Phil is a first year PhD student researching computational methods to accelerate vaccine development, and recently worked in the biotech industry. He's interested in biorisks and has been involved with EA for about 3 years.

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Richard Ngo

AI Safety Fellowship Lead

Richard is currently pursuing a PhD in the Philosophy of Machine Learning, and is interested in Artificial General Intelligence safety. He previously worked as a research engineer at DeepMind and has interned at the Future of Humanity Institute. He blogs at Thinking Complete.

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Rudolf

Outreach Team

Rudolf is a computer science undergrad at Cambridge, and is very interested in the theoretical side of computing, as well as topics pertaining to the future of human civilisation. He writes about these topics on his blog.

 
 
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Sabine Matysik

Socials Coordinator

 Sabine is a a third-year PhD student in computational chemistry, and has been on the EA committee for 2 years now, running many fun socials! She's interested in global health, public policy and decision making and global resilience against long-term risks.

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Sae Koyama

Outreach Team

Sae is a second year mathmo at Cambridge, and has been involved with EA Cambridge for a year. She enjoyes maths, having fun and (hopefully) productive discussions, and trying to figure out career paths.

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Tamay Besiroglu

Improving Science Discussion Group Coordinator

Tamay graduated his MPhil in Economics in 2020, and is interested in the Economics of Innovation. He currently works at Metaculus, and has previously interned at the Future of Humanity

 
 
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Tristan Cook

Podcast Discussion Coordinator

Tristan is studying a masters in maths at Cambridge, having previously studied maths at Warwick. He enjoys self-improvement, podcasts, and discussing EA things, and is aptly running EA Cambridge's podcast discussions!

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Ture Hinrichsen

Consultant

Ture completed a PhD at Cambridge in Physics and also worked as the Co-Director of EA Cambridge from 2019-2020. He now works as a Policy and Project Advisor for the Government Office for Science.

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Zi Qi Kok

Events Officer

Zi is a 5th year medical student at Cambridge. Her interests lie in neuroscience, global mental health and social entrepreneurship, but she's also broadly interested in policy-making and the potential for artificial intelligence to do good, especially in the medtech sector. She's currently working on a startup aimed at democratising mental healthcare for populations in developing countries by building a digital platform.