Kate Tran

Operations Generalist @ Open for Work
Seeking work
Working (6-15 years of experience)
Pursuing a graduate degree (e.g. Master's)



Seeking full-time Operations/Biz Strategy role in longtermism EA aligned orgs. Background of 5 years of experience in business analysis, sales, customer service, event planning, and hotel operations. Based in San Francisco.

  • I’m the San Francisco part-time event organizer and community builder
  • I’m the Giving What We Can pledge member and their event planner volunteer for GWWC Meetups

How others can help me

Introduce me to senior EAs in Ops/Biz Leadership roles to discuss orgs bottlenecks and strategies. Seeking a full-time job while open for 2-6 months of work task operations/community building projects.

Schedule 1:1 meet ups here  https://calendly.com/katetran/30min

How I can help others

Passionate about adding value and helping people to have a positive living experience. Message me if you think I can be helpful. 

I'm resourceful with tips for brainstorming the next-crazy-wow ideas, community building, event organizing, hotel operations, international abroad, career advising, meditation/yoga practices, wellness, and mental health support. 

My main hobbies are hiking, climbing, chess, Mediterranean cooking, symphonies, and jazz concerts, hosting smaller gatherings (game nights/cooking/murder mystery parties), reading (currently on The Overstory), and baking cakes.


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As one of the donors in supporting certain longtermism causes, I'm thankful for your transparency and seeing these up-to-date figures.  I hope to see more in-depth reasoning behind future longtermism grants and the outcome of its impact next year.

This is a good pilot - remind me of open source code publishing that encourage exchanging ideas while helping someone to get better at certain skill, highly support! Its especially for people like me who is new to posting articles online without having someone reviewed and critiqued before publishing. I also wonder what are some main topic of interest the community is interested to read about in the upcoming year, like is there a poll and a word cloud that generate the common theme? 

You may want to join the Giving Pledge (depending on your personal net worth, to join this one, you would need to own at least $1B USD). https://givingpledge.org/

Thank you, Peter, there seems to be promising hope for longtermism from RP.
It's unfortunate that due to this collapse, longtermism projects have been affected majorly and I worry that the damage from FTX may cause additional neglectedness or potential skepticism in future funding from interested parties. My speculation is that a large group of orgs will likely to pause funding on longtermism and focus more on how to strategically build credibility and trust in order to raise more support from external funders, at least for the upcoming 6 months.

This is the very beginning of forward leading in  crisis, and individually, I appreciate the transparent communication in clarification of RP's current situation and strategies for the short term plan. Especially glad to be reassured that the current team is not affected by layoffs/cutdown in salaries. Though,  I'm curios to know if this mean there will be potential on-going hiring freeze for certain positions? If so, which roles are to be expected  on pause at RP's, or generally, in other longtermism-focused orgs in the Bay Area?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. It's such an uncertain time and I want to express my sympathy to you and the FTX's team. 

With all the above discussion,  make me wonder the following things:
- how other EA orgs that were mainly funded by FTX will operate and what are ways to help those that affected severely in this situation?
- how the hiring opportunities may be affected? is there expected a hiring freeze from most EA-orgs? 
- what are the next best strategies when it comes to funding diversity and the future of EA overall

In my view, it's essential that orgs that were involved with FTX funding should communicate clear about their next strategies and be honest about their concerns regardless of the FTX outcome in the upcoming weeks/months. I worry less about the reputation/prestige and care much more about promising projects that were funded that may be put in very struggling financial positions leading to  lot's of harm to both human and non-humans well being. 

Thanks for writing this post, I find it helpful to learn how operations is applicable in several scenarios which made me realized that my previous experience working as a sales and reservations coordinator/front desk customer representative  in hotel/travel business were  very operations-focused from both customer and production stand point.