Sofia_Fogel

Fellowship Director @ Reducetarian Foundation; Program Coordinator @ NYU Mind, Ethics, and Policy Program
Working (6-15 years of experience)
189Boston, MA, USAJoined Aug 2015

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Currently Fellowship Director at the Reducetarian Foundation and Program Coordinator at the NYU Mind, Ethics, and Policy Program. Previously at 80,000 Hours, BERI, Anima International, and Animal Charity Evaluators. Also an advisor on Rethink Priorities' insect welfare project, an advisor to the board at BERI, and a mentor for Magnify Mentoring and FAST.

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Here's the announcement about the new WAW program that Jeff mentioned was forthcoming in his comment reply!

https://twitter.com/jeffrsebo/status/1575095506832719872

Points for a novel EA Forum topic! I also have pretty horrific nightmares pretty frequently, and have also  lived a relatively good life/have nothing in my conscious lived experience that seems like it would be producing these. (Luckily I'm almost never enacting harm on people I love though—that's a level above, I'm really sorry that you repeatedly go through that.) Many of my nightmares essentially seem like they could be scenes from horror movies, but I don't watch horror movies (ever, at all) so this is pretty bizarre. I have actually considered trying to sell some of the images and events from my nightmares to horror filmmakers, though I haven't figured out exactly how I'd go about this. If I ever manage to do it, I will consider donating my profits to your potential future nightmare-prevention charity :)

Thanks, PabloAMC! That's a good point—I forgot to introduce the organization and our mission! I'll make an edit to attempt to make that clearer :)

Thanks Edward!

Yep I agree with you about the university EA groups being an awesome place to recruit from! I've shared the opportunity with the larger EA NYC group and am in the process of reaching out to all the EA clubs I can find at universities in the area. (But if you have specific groups/organizers in mind please let me know so I can make sure they're on my list!)

Always been a fan of your writing—so excited to finally see it here on the Forum!

This is a really great post ; I sincerely hope that "GITV moment" makes it into the EA lexicon. Really useful concept in a compact package with a super fun story behind it. Thanks for taking the time to write this up!

Additional animal welfare/plant-based food-related documentaries: Dominion, Unlocking the Cage, The Ghosts in Our Machine, Blackfish, The Cove, Food Inc., Vegucated, Cowspiracy, Seaspiracy (coming out soon), What the Health, Live and Let Live.

Of those, I've only seen Unlocking the Cage and Cowspiracy (which were fine) and Blackfish (which was very emotional).

From the trailer, Dominion looks like the most intense from a purely animal welfare perspective, especially if you're limiting to docs that include some content on factory farming.