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Max oversees CEA’s work and sets our overall direction. Before becoming Executive Director, Max led the redesign of the EA Forum, ran the first round of EA Grants (now part of EA Funds), and did research into the cost-effectiveness of medical research. Before joining CEA, Max received an MSc in economics from the University of York, and studied philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Oxford.
Head of Events
Amy produces events, including EA Global and a series of specialized retreats. Previously, Amy was Chief Operating Officer of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, where she was also Executive Producer of The Singularity Summit. Amy earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York University after graduating summa cum laude from Alma College with a BA in foreign service.
Community Events Manager
Ollie supports EAGx conference organisers and investigates opportunities to expand CEA's events portfolio. Previously, he worked as a Research Analyst at Longview Philanthropy, a nonprofit which advises major philanthropists focused on safeguarding the long-term future. Before Longview, Ollie was an EA group organiser at the University of Warwick and in Cologne, Germany. He holds a first-class degree in philosophy with psychology from the University of Warwick.
Eli works on the EA Global conference series and joined CEA in April 2022. Previously, he worked as an Operations Assistant at Open Philanthropy, where he worked on events, office management, and as a personal assistant to the Co-CEO. Eli came across EA in 2016 while studying Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and was involved in various EA group organizing projects thereafter.
Ivan works on the systems and communications for the EA Global conference series. Before joining CEA, Ivan was a community builder for Effective Altruism Australia and New Zealand. He has a BE(Hons) in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and a BSc in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Auckland - where he co-founded the EA group in 2015.
City and National Groups - CBG Program Manager
Rob supports city and national groups with resources and events. He also identifies further opportunities for funding city and national groups. Before joining CEA, he worked as a Technology Consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Broad Groups Program Manager
Jesse provides scalable support to university and other effective altruism groups around the world. Before joining CEA, he worked on criminal justice reform at Just Impact and Open Philanthropy. He has an MTS from Harvard Divinity School and studied political science at Carleton College.
Jessica creates scalable systems and programs to help support effective altruism university groups around the world. Before joining CEA, she studied Cognitive Science at Yale University. There, she led Yale EA, helped seed new EA groups, and created trainings and workshops for group organizers.
Catherine provides support to effective altruism groups around the world. Before joining CEA, she managed the Students for High-Impact Charity program and taught science, physics, and ethics at the high school level. She is also heavily involved in EA community building across New Zealand and Australia. Catherine holds a PhD in physics from the University of Melbourne.
Director of Operations
Josh oversees all aspects of the CEA operations team, which enables unusually impactful organisations to achieve their objectives. Before joining CEA, he went from COO to CEO of a marine research charity working towards a world where marine life and humans thrive together. He studied physics at university and attended the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst, where he was commissioned as an officer in the British Army. He is also a professionally trained project manager and an alpine mountaineering instructor.
Chloe analyzes and improves our operations, manages our legal compliance, and handles some of our external communications. She was previously the communications coordinator for Effective Altruism Australia. Alongside her work for CEA, she's currently a project manager for a fundraising gaming app being developed for an NGO. She graduated from the University of Sydney, where she double-majored in philosophy and media and communications.
Operations Contractor (Grants Administrator)
Helena is responsible for processing grants and ensuring that grantmaking operations are running smoothly. She previously worked in business operations and process improvement for both a large company and a startup. Helena has a Master's in Management from the Nova School of Business and Economics and an Executive Master's in strategic human resources from INDEG-ISCTE Executive Education.
Head of People Operations
Caitlin works to improve staff well-being and productivity, and manages CEA's recruiting and onboarding. She has a background in operations work from her time with the Frameworks Institute in DC and working in academic administration during her time as a graduate student at Georgetown. She has a BA in linguistics from Haverford College and an MS in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University.
Head of Online
Ben manages the Online team. Before joining CEA, he was the software architect of an analytics platform used by almost every major healthcare organization in the US, and has served on numerous government committees related to health care and interoperability. He has also been the co-founder and CTO of a successful health tech startup, and founded a successful TikTok analytics startup (acquired by Rei Exitus, MB).
JP comes to us from an aerospace startup where he wrote data processing code. He also cofounded the South Bay Effective Altruism meetup group. Before that, he was a research assistant writing code for simulations of quantum computers. He holds a BS in physics from Georgia Tech.
Jonathan works as a software developer on the EA Forum. He previously worked as a developer at a telemedicine startup in San Francisco, and as a freelance programmer and tutor. He holds BScs in physics and mathematics from North Carolina State University.
EA Virtual Programs Associate
Yi-Yang manages EA Virtual Programs. He was a Teach for Malaysia fellow, a project manager for a manufacturing company, and a community director for Effective Altruism Singapore. He holds a BSc in supply chain management from Indiana University Bloomington.
Ben manages the development of effectivealtruism.org. Previously Ben spent 8 years working at early stage effective altruism and tech startups including Tyve (making employee giving more impactful) and Founders Pledge (encouraging entrepreneurs to commit exit proceeds to charity).
Lizka runs the EA Newsletter and the non-engineering side of the EA Forum, and helps with a wide range of other content projects. Before starting at CEA, she worked in math education and was a visiting research fellow at Rethink Priorities. Lizka holds a BA from Columbia University with a double major in mathematics and comparative literature.
Community Health Team
Head of Community Health
Nicole leads the Community Health team, conducts analysis on broad community health questions, and provides internal consultation to other teams within CEA. Before joining CEA, Nicole worked at the Open Philanthropy Project, GiveWell, and the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai.
Julia serves as a contact person for the effective altruism community and helps local and online groups support their members. She serves on the board of GiveWell and writes about effective altruism at Giving Gladly. She was president of Giving What We Can from 2017-2020. Before joining CEA, Julia was a social worker, and studied sociology at Bryn Mawr College.
Community Health Project Manager and Senior Assistant
Eve supports the work of Nicole and other members of the Community Health team. Before joining CEA, she ran EA Cambridge full-time for several years, after volunteering with the group as a student. Eve holds a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge.
Community Health Analyst
Chana supports high school outreach efforts and investigates areas of improvement for community epistemics. Before joining CEA, Chana was a high school math teacher in Pittsburgh, New York and London. She has also contracted for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. She holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MA from Columbia University.
We also manage operations for Giving What We Can, 80,000 Hours, Effective Altruism Funds, the Centre for the Governance of AI, and the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research.
Trustees and Structure
CEA US is a subsidiary of CEA UK.