I'm a Yale grad student studying development, statistical analysis, and US foreign policy. Before coming to Yale I served four years as a US Army officer. Before that I studied political science and economics at Johns Hopkins. I love travel, sports, and writing, especially about the moral implications of policy issues.
I was first drawn to EA to maximize the impact of my charitable giving, but now hope to work in the field professionally. My favorite charity is Give Directly, and I value altruism that respects the preferences of its intended beneficiaries. I also hope to make US foreign policy more peaceful one day, and to leave space for those in the developing world to chart their own course out of poverty.