David Solar

Project Manager @ Good Impressions
125 karmaJoined Pursuing a graduate degree (e.g. Master's)Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile



Recent work (< ~1 year):

  • Currently working on the second edition of CEA's Career Planning Program (CPP).
  • Recently organised CEA's University Groups Organizer Retreat '24 in Oxford, UK.
  • Recently led the first AIS hackathon in South America with over 40 attendees from diverse backgrounds.

Previous work:

  • I co-founded, seeded and led multiple EA-related groups in Chile, including the first AI Safety initiative in South America (AISI Chile), the local EA Chile group, the EA UC Chile group, and most recently, the Alternative Protein Initiative @ UC Chile.


  • Studying for my Master's in Economics at UC Chile.
  • I also work in the private sector and am considering whether pursuing earning to give is a sensible option. I'm interested in comparing it to direct work (primarily if you work[ed] in finance, consulting, banking, etc.)
  • Thinking about how someone with my kind of background could work on AIS Policy


Just saw this! For anyone considering on going to the retreat: I went last January, had a blast and got to meet a ton of CB's from around the world :)

The opportunity is especially awesome if your local/regional community isn't very big (like my case) because you'll get to meet many new EA friends and professionals!

Great read and straight to the point! Glad our group got to participate in UGAP last semester, would definitely point starting groups/organizers to apply. :)

So cool to see this! 
We are organizing our first hackathon as EAUC Chile and this posts “what we could do better” as well as your resources will be useful for ours :)


Update: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/x9pcT6dvaGKox4PT5/chilean-ais-hackathon-retrospective


Awesome post! A great resource regarding plant based eating is nutritionfacts.org, for anyone interested

Hi Emma! Just read your post. We are looking to start our own Uni group, we'll consider the points you make regarding community building in our own journey :)