I’m Michael Aird, a Summer Research Fellow with the Center on Long-Term Risk (though I don’t personally subscribe to suffering-focused views on ethics). During my fellowship, I’ll likely do research related to reducing long-term risks from malevolent actors. Opinions expressed in my posts or comments should be assumed to be my own, unless I indicate otherwise.
Before that, I did existential risk research & writing for Convergence Analysis and grant writing for a sustainability accounting company. Before that, I was a high-school teacher for two years in the Teach For Australia program, ran an EA-based club and charity election at the school I taught at, published a peer-reviewed psychology paper, and won a stand-up comedy award which ~30 people in the entire world would've heard of (a Golden Doustie, if you must know).
If you've read anything I've written, you taking this survey would really help me (see here for context). You can also give me more general feedback here. (Either way, your response will be anonymous by default.)
I mostly post to the EA Forum.
If you think you or I could benefit from us talking, feel free to reach out or schedule a call.