I am currently working on an initiative to build a refuge (a.k.a. bunker, bioweapons shelter, etc.). I have so far been working on this refuge alongside my full-time job and with two small kids on top but look forward to making this my full-time job in April 2023.
My EA journey started in 2007 as I considered switching from a Wall Street career to instead help tackle climate change by making wind energy cheaper – unfortunately, the University of Pennsylvania did not have an EA chapter back then! A few years later, I started having doubts about my decision that climate change was the best use of my time. After reading a few books on philosophy and psychology, I decided that moral circle expansion was neglected but important and donated a few thousand sterling pounds of my modest income to a somewhat evidence-based organisation. Serendipitously, my boss stumbled upon EA in a thread on Stack Exchange around 2014 and sent me a link. After reading up on EA, I then pursued E2G with my modest income, donating ~USD20k to AMF (another ~USD15k to be donated this year). I have also done some limited volunteering for building the EA community here in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lately, and in consultation with 80k hours and some “EA veterans”, I have concluded that I should consider instead working directly on EA priority causes. Thus, I am determined to seek opportunities for entrepreneurship within EA, especially considering if I could contribute to launching new projects. Therefore, if you have a project where you think I could contribute, please do not hesitate to reach out (even if I am engaged in a current project - my time might be better used getting another project up and running and handing over the reins of my current project to a successor)!
I can share my experience working at the intersection of people and technology in deploying wind energy globally. I can also share my experience in coming from "industry" and doing entrepreneurship for direct work. Or anything else you think I can help with.