WANBAM Career Profiles
A collection of Fireside chats with mid to senior-career professionals, leading in their fields, on their insights into how to build an impact career.
Seminar one: Neela Saldanha
Neela Saldanha is a Board Member of The Life You Can Save (TLYCS). She was the Founding Director of the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC) at Ashoka University. She's currently an independent consultant, advising organizations like the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and Dvara Money. Neela has more than 20 years of work experience across the for-profit and non-profit sectors. The transcript can be accessed here.
Seminar two: Catherine Hollander and Olivia Larsen
Catherine Hollander is a Senior Research Analyst with an Outreach Focus and Olivia Larsen is a Research Analyst with an Outreach Focus for GiveWell, a nonprofit dedicated to finding and recommending outstanding giving opportunities in global health and development. The transcript can be accessed here.
Seminar three: Jade Leung
Interviewed by Holly Crockford, Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, Jade is former Head of Research & Partnerships with the Centre for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (GovAI). In this capacity, Jade played a central role in steering GovAI’s research priorities and projects, and also focused on building high-value relationships with key stakeholders and decision-makers. In 2019, she completed her DPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2019 on: “Who will govern artificial intelligence? Learning from the history of strategic politics in emerging technologies." The transcript can be accessed here.
Seminar four: Rosie Campbell
Rosie Campbell is a Program Lead at the Partnership on AI. She is interested in the safe development of AI for the long-term flourishing of humanity, including areas like global cooperation strategy and responsible publication norms for Machine Learning research. The transcript can be accessed here.
Seminar five: Alayna Kennedy
Interviewed by Gabriella Overödder, Executive Director at Effektiv Altruism, Alayna is a Public Sector Consultant and AI Ethics Researcher at IBM. She's a data scientist, project manager, and researcher who's focused on how AI technology will affect society and policy. At IBM, she leads a team in the Public Sector practice working on AI Ethics and bias mitigation. She also works with an internal think tank team on thought leadership pieces on AI and the Government industry, among other things. She's interested in aligning human and AI values in both the short and long term. The transcript can be accessed here.
Seminar six: Leah Edgerton and Jaya Bhumitra
Interviewed by Avani Bhojwani, Research Scientist at Vow, Leah is the Executive Director of Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) and Jaya is the Managing Director. ACE is dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals through evidence-based research. The transcript can be accessed here.
Seminar seven: Jessica Almy and Claire Bomkamp
Interviewed by Chloe Dempsey, Research Fellow at The Cellular Agriculture Society and Postgraduate of Yenching Academy of Peking University, Jessica is the Director of Policy at the Good Food Institute (GFI) and a public-interest attorney admitted to practice in New York (Second Department) and District of Columbia. Claire is a Senior Scientist with a cultivated seafood specialization. GFI works with scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs to develop and promote clean meat and plant-based alternatives to animal products. The transcript can be accessed here.
Seminar eight: Karolina Sarek
Karolina is co-founder and Director of Research at Charity Entrepreneurship. She also serves as a Fund Manager at the EA Animal Welfare Fund, a director and mentor at WANBAM, and a consultant for various EA non-profits. Charity Entrepreneurship helps start multiple high-impact charities annually based on extensive research. The transcript can be accessed here. Additionally, Karolina assembled a list of resources on Decision-making which you can access here.