Young People of EA - Database of Friendly Contacts

post by Madhav Malhotra (madhav-malhotra) · 2023-03-18T12:39:01.073Z · EA · GW · 2 comments

Many young people in EA struggle to find belonging/acceptance in pursuing EA-aligned careers in high school, university, and their early career. It's hard to stay committed to these goals when most people around you are just interested in personal security, getting a degree, or making money. 

If you're lucky, you might have a small EA club at your university. Or you might get accepted into a fellowship to learn about shared interests. Still, these opportunities are limited in quantity and time. Also, from personal experience at two university clubs and three fellowships, there's a lack of opportunities to develop personal, not just professional, relationships. 

To get around this, I'm creating a database of young people in EA hoping to meet 1-on-1. The intention is to avoid being prescriptive with why/how people reach out. Also, to take a small first step in gauging interests for more personal, 1-on-1 connections among young people in EA.  

Some potential ways I could imagine people using the information:

Use this one-minute form if you'd like to take part in the database. I'll reach out in about a week to share the information everyone submitted :-) 

Regarding privacy: 


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comment by Rasool · 2023-03-22T11:43:32.377Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Have you looked at EA Anywhere? You might be able to set up something up through that

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comment by Madhav Malhotra (madhav-malhotra) · 2023-03-22T21:49:53.148Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

This is certainly a useful resource for those who live in areas without the effective altruism groups around them! Thank you for sharing :-)