Leadership

Jessica McCurdy
Jessica McCurdy
Co-Vice 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
Senior Adviser
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
Co-President
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.
Stuart Nicholls
Stuart Nicholls
Co-Vice President
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.

Board

Adam Madievsky
Adam Madievsky
Assistant 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
Graphics Designer
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."
Duncan Moore
Communications Officer
Eric Wallach
Eric Wallach
Social Media Officer
Eric Wallach ‘21 is a prospective philosophy major from New York, NY. He joined EA because he sees rigorous evidence as vital to any ethical action. Even to intend “well” is to consider all options given available and/or reasonably achievable information— otherwise it’s just ignorance.
Sebastian Quaade
Sebastian Quaade
Media & Publications Officer
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.
Chloe Gonzalez
Chloe Gonzalez
Recruitment & Evaluation Director
Chloe Gonzalez, Pierson College '20, is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is co-founder of Yale Color Guard and an Anthropology major interested in social justice and women's studies.
Ram Vishwanathan
Animal Activism Officer
Lewis Ho
Lewis Ho
Member
Lewis Ho comes from Hong Kong. Prior to coming to Yale he’d also studied in California and lived in Germany. He joined the Effective Altruists because he was trying very hard to figure out what he should be doing to make the world just a bit more of a wholesome place for people.

Alumni

Chelsea Guo
Chelsea Guo
AI Discussion Group Director
Chelsea Guo ’18 is a Nashville native and studies Political Science and MCDB at Yale. She’s particularly interested in better understanding the political and ethical implications of artificial intelligence.
Tan Zong Xuan
Tan Zong 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.
Robert Yaman
Robert Yaman
Alumnus
Robert Yaman ’15 is a philosophy and math major from Seattle. Since graduating, he has worked at Google, and is looking to found a clean meat start-up.
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.