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EA representation in 

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Varun Deshpande

Managing Director at the Good Food Institute India, Advisor/board member at EA-aligned non-profits, originally focused on setting up an EA India meta-organization.

Mumbai

India

I moved back to India from the US in 2017 to focus on building the EA community in India, which involved supporting local groups and international and local EA charities, and building a network. I ended up joining the Good Food Institute to set up GFI India instead. I currently have updated plans to set up an EA India meta-organization and welcome collaborators.

Alternative proteins / Clean meat

Climate change

EA community building

Effective giving

Global poverty / International development

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Palak Madan

Founder, WatOR. Director, Charity Science India Foundation. 2020 Incubatee, Charity Entrepreneurship

Delhi, Mumbai

India

My background is in Computer Science and I've mostly worked in AI and healthcare space. I am currently running a water fortification initiative (WatOR) to tackle micronutrient malnutrition in India. Working on a plan to set up EA India meta-org with Varun Deshpande and others.

Global poverty / International development

EA community building

Mental health

Climate change

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Tushant Jha

Researcher working on AI Alignment, currently Visiting Scholar at Future of Humanity Institute.

Bangalore

India

Been involved in the EA and Longtermist community since 2017, and have held different research positions doing academic or independent EA-related research. Have either supported chapter-level initiatives in EA Bangalore and EA Singapore in the past, and country-level initiatives across EA India chapters.

Longtermism

AI safety technical research

Institutional decision-making

AI strategy and policy

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Deepika Kalra

Founding Co-organizer, EA Delhi; Currently pursuing MPA in Clean Energy Policy at Columbia University

Delhi

India

Initiated the EA Delhi Chapter in January, 2018. Interested in climate change mitigation efforts. Previously worked with J-PAL conducting randomised trials in early education delivery.

EA community building

Climate change

Global poverty / International development

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Sahil Kulshrestha

Former EA Bangalore Co-organizer

Chennai

India

Discovered EA c. 2013 via the rationality movement (LessWrong). Used to be a software engineer, switched to math to help contribute to AI safety fundamental research

Longtermism

EA community building

Improving rationality, decision making, or science

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EA India

Mumbai

India

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EA Bangalore

Bangalore

India

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