Maya D

441 karmaJoined Apr 2022


Maya D

Hi, thanks so much for reaching out! 

The updated timeframe is that we'll meet for the first time this Sunday (May 28) and meet for the following seven Sundays from 3-4pm ET. If you think that time might work for some of the group then feel free to share the interest form with them and I will reach out! I would also consider doing another session at a different time if there's considerable interest. Hope this helps, thanks again! 

Maya D

Hey Isabel, thanks so much for all of this! I'd definitely love to chat, I'll send a private message. 

Maya D

Hi Constance!

Thanks for your comment - for all who are interested, I did reach out to Scott and he provided me with an in-depth explanation of some of the context behind Kathy's accusations and suicide. His explanation provided me with a deeper understanding of the situation and helped me realize that action was taken to check the validity of some of Kathy claims and that there was a more involved and nuanced response to the situation than I realized initially. 

Maya D

Hi Scott,

Thank you for both of your comments. I appreciate you explaining why you wrote a post about Kathy and I think it's useful context for people to understand as they are thinking about these issues. My intention was not to call anybody out, rather, to point to a pattern of behavior that I observed and describe how it made me (and could make others) feel.  

Maya D

These are both very important questions - for (1), I think it depends on the circumstance in all honesty. For example, the same way that volunteers are often trained before EAGs and EAGxs, I could see participants receiving something (as part of the behavior guidelines) outlining scenarios and describing why they were an example of inappropriate or appropriate behavior. However, I think it would be extremely difficult to "train" all members of the EA community as people are involved in many different capacities.  For (2), I think that, despite all situations involving interpersonal harm and conflict being unique and complex, it could be useful to have more transparency in some areas. I don't mean naming specific individuals and discussing all the details of each case, I more mean something like (X action is unaccpetable and will result in Y consequence if found to be true). Another note - my suggestions were aimed towards EA community members because I truly believe that, often, people simply do not understand how their actions/words make others feel. I hope that by raising awareness of this people will be motivated to change themselves without necessitating external conflict (although I understand that's not always the case).

Maya D

Hi Kathryn,

I'm not yet involved in Magnify Mentoring but would love to be and would love to chat! I'll message you privately.

Maya D

Hi! I'm interested in generally learning more about the overlap between EA and bioethics. I would also be grateful for any resources (articles, videos, etc.) that I could send to member of my university's EA group who are interested in issues related to bioethics.