Leadership

Jake Carlson
Jake Carlson
Vice-President

Jake is a junior double majoring in EP&E and S&DS. When he’s not finishing sentences, he’s

Adam Madievsky
Adam Madievsky
Treasurer
Adam Madievsky is from Los Angeles, California. He is a prospective Applied Mathematics major with a concentration in Economics. He hopes to apply his future knowledge about mathematics, economics, and statistics to maximize effective charitable giving in his community and others around him.
Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson
Vice-President
Emma Wilson '21 is from Chicago, Illinois and is a Russian and Eastern European Studies Major. She joined YEA because she was affected by something written on this website: "Too often, people are paralyzed by the amount of suffering that seems to be present in the world...or unsure about how, if at all, they can help."
Sebastian Quaade
Sebastian Quaade
Strategy Advisor
Sebastian Quaade ’21 was born in Denmark and raised in Uganda. Yet it was his experiences in his high school in Swaziland that led him to get involved in Effective Altruism. He hopes to make a positive but humble impact whilst training his morality to be more consistent.
Jessica McCurdy
Jessica McCurdy
Co-President
Jessica McCurdy is from the rural town of Fort McCoy Fl. After being overwhelmed by the many good charitable and social causes she adopted Effective Altruism as a methodology for making the biggest positive impact.
Mojmír Stehlík
Mojmír Stehlík
Strategy Advisor
Mojmír Stehlík comes from an obscure town on the east of Slovakia, from which he has moved to an even more obscure town in Bosnia and Herzegovina to attend an international high school before finally landing in the lovely New Haven.
Joshua Monrad
Joshua Monrad
Remote Strategy Advisor
Joshua Teperowski Monrad ’20 hails from Denmark. He learned about Effective Altruism during his gap year, and it has not only changed his outlook on choosing a career path but also affected his choice of major at Yale.
Frankie Andersen-Wood
Frankie Andersen-Wood
Co-President
Since encountering Effective Altruism in her freshman year, Frankie has taken the Giving What We Can Pledge and hopes to share the ideas behind effective altruism with the Yale community through her role in YEA.

Board

Gabrielle Molina
Gabrielle Molina

Gabrielle is the founder and executive of Teaching Artists International, a 501c3 nonprofit that connects musicians to socially- driven music programs around the world. Her background focuses include nonprofit leadership and public education. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching focusing on the intersections of music education and social development and three undergraduate degrees in Clarinet Performance, Spanish, and Global Studies. She is honored to be part of this fellowship and looks forward to using EA frameworks and concepts to make better informed decisions.

Matti Wilks
Matti Wilks

Matti is a postdoctoral research associate in psychology at Yale. She’s from Australia and completed her PhD at the University of Queensland, where she came across the EA community and co-founded an EA student society at her University. Her research is EA-aligned, exploring moral decision making and perceptions of cultured meat. She is eager to advise on EA career decisions (especially related to academia) and discuss how psychology can contribute to EA, including cognitive biases, animal advocacy, and acceptance of cultured meat.

Sasha Yankovskaya
Sasha Yankovskaya
Zach Black
Marc Harary
Rachel Calcott
Rachel Calcott
Eui Young Kim
Eui Young Kim

Eui Young ’21 is from Seoul, Korea. She’s a big fan of Peter Singer and might become a philosophy professor like him. She’s interested in animal ethics, feminist philosophy, and political philosophy.

Emmett Shell
Emmett Shell

Emmett is an undeclared freshman from Montville, Maine, interested in history, politics and philosophy. Since learning about effective altruism the summer after his junior year of high school, he has committed himself to learning more about the movement and to spreading its ideas, especially among privileged people. Emmett recently successfully invited Peter Singer to his high school and introduced him to an assembly of 1,000 students.

Drew Medway
Drew Medway

Drew Medway is a first-year from Seattle, Washington. He supports Effective Altruism’s data-based approach to doing good, and hopes to eventually apply his studies in the social sciences to maximize his own impact and work to counter existential risks.

Stuart Nicholls
Stuart Nicholls
Stuart Nicholls ’20 is a Physics major from Adelaide, Australia. He likes Effective Altruism because it seems like the right thing to do and it makes a community of really cool people. If you see Stuart around campus he is probably running or learning how to play baseball.

Alumni

Tan Zhi Xuan
Tan Zhi Xuan
Co-President (2015-2017)
Xuan joined the Yale Effective Altruists because they came to see it as one of the best ways to use their class privilege and relative wealth to improve the world, and hopes to use their position to help bridge the divide between social justice and effective altruism – a divide which rightfully shouldn’t exist.
Aaron Gertler
Aaron Gertler
Co-Founder
Aaron Gertler ’15 is the founder of Yale Effective Altruists. He likes effective altruism because it promotes clear thinking and makes the future a better place to live. He spends a lot of time thinking about how to convince people to do things. He also writes a blog on many topics, including effective altruism.
Tammy Pham
Tammy Pham
Co-Founder
Tammy Pham ’15 was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and is a Cognitive Science major interested in memory and how it shapes behavior and identity. She hopes that effective altruism will build a world in which people live longer, create more memories, and form many more good memories than bad.
Šimon Podhajský
Šimon Podhajský
Alumnus
Effective altruism appeals to Šimon Podhajský '15/'16 because anything worth doing is worth doing with a statistically significant effect. After graduation, he worked as a postgraduate associate at the Yale Decision Neuroscience Lab
Gabe Rissman
Gabe Rissman
Alumnus
Gabe Rissman is from Summit, NJ.  He is interested in doing the most possible good in his lifetime, and is particularly interested in existential threats to humanity.  Gabe enjoys philosophical discussions, climate change activism, and floating dance parties.