I'm a programmer living in the Boston area, working
at the Nucleic Acid Observatory. My wife and I donate half of what we earn to the most effective
charities we can find. I have three kids, Lily, Anna, and Nora. I also play mandolin in a two
- Effective Altruism
- Washington Post, 2013-05-31: Join Wall Street. Save the world.
- Daily Mail, 2013-06-02: The young professionals who believe their best chance at trying to save the world is by joining Wall Street and making millions.
- Vox, 2014-12-16: 20 charts that will fill you with guilt and regret.
- The Guardian, 2015-09-22: Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?
- The New York Times, 2015-10-05: 'Strangers Drowning,' by Larissa MacFarquhar
- Quartz, 2015-10-09: This couple lives on 6% of their income so they can give $100,000 a year to charity.
- The Boston Globe, 2015-10-10: 'Strangers Drowning' by Larissa MacFarquhar.
- Daily Mail, 2015-10-11: Meet the couple who live on six per cent of their income so they
can give away $100,000 a year 'to whoever needs it most'
- CBS Boston, 2015-10-13: Family Gives Away Half Their Income To Help Others (video)
- WenXue City 2015-10-13: The couple who have been donating more than 30% income to charity for the past 7 years. (Chinese)
- Yahoo Parenting 2015-10-14: Why These Parents Give Half Their Salary—$128K—to Charity Each Year
- Sunday Mid-Day 2015-10-18: Little is more
- Today News 2015-10-23: Couple donates half of income every year to treat world health
- CNN NewDay 2015-10-17: Could you give up half your salary every year to help others?
- Goldstein on Gelt 2015-11-15 How Your Money Can Make an Impact On the World (youtube)
- La Presse 2015-12-22: They Give Half Their Salary (French)
- BBC 2021-12-02: Would you give 10% of your salary to charity?
- Vox 2022-08-08: How effective altruism went from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force
- Time 2022-08-10: Want to Do More Good? This Movement Might Have the Answer
- On Point 2022-12-21: How the collapse of FTX put the effective altruism movement in jeopardy (36:53-42:09)
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- Contra Dance
|1986-1990|| : ||Randolph, MA
|1990-2004|| : ||Medford, MA
|2004-2008||: ||Swarthmore, PA; Medford in the
|2008 summer|| : ||Plymouth, MA: Pinewoods Camp
|2008 summer - 2009 fall|| : ||Medford, MA
|2009 fall - 2011 spring|| : ||Cambridge, MA
|2011 spring - 2012 spring|| : ||Somerville, MA
|2012 spring - 2015 spring|| : ||Medford, MA
|2015 spring - present|| : ||Somerville, MA
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