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Comment author: scottweathers 10 May 2016 04:48:43PM 1 point [-]

Love that you do this, Gleb!

This past month, I finalized my internship at the WHO. I'll also be traveling to the World Health Assembly this May for my current job. Over the summer, I'll be working on cost-effectiveness research at the WHO, alongside my current job.

Gleb interviewed me for his "Everyday Heroes of Effective Giving" series, which is a really awesome thing that makes me sound way more badass than I really am! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFCWuRB-pYA

I've also been doing a lot of the Humane League's "Fast Action Network" items - these are things like emailing / tweeting at major companies to go cage-free. I think these are very small things that have extremely high expected value. I'd encourage anyone interested in animal welfare to sign up and participate! http://www.thehumaneleague.com/fast-action-network/

Finally, I took a much needed vacation to Panama. Rest is important!

Comment author: Gleb_T  (EA Profile) 12 May 2016 02:56:11AM 0 points [-]

First, happy to hear you mention rest, Scott! I think we as EA activists are in more danger of burning out than it seems to us, and as someone who has already burned out once, I make sure to prioritize rest.

Second, I think you sound badass because you really are badass :-) Seriously, though, I love how in the video, you highlighted the joy of effective giving - that's the kind of positive image that I think we need to promote this meme broadly.