Pete has previously worked as a software developer, architect, and consultant. He cofounded Connection Corps, an emotional intelligence education organization in Austin, Texas. After helping on several related projects including EA Global and EA Action, he joined CFAR as its managing director.
Executive Director and Cofounder
Anna has previously done machine learning research for NASA and applied mathematics research on the statistics of phage metagenomics. She holds a degree in mathematics from UC Santa Barbara.
Curriculum Developer, Chief Financial Officer and Cofounder
Michael holds a joint Ph.D. in mathematics and science education from UC San Diego and San Diego State University. He has extensive experience with teaching and curriculum design in academics, martial arts, and now, rationality workshops. Read more…
President and Cofounder
Director of Operations and Curriculum Developer
Kenzi has worked as a professional stage manager throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BA in theatrical stage management from Stanford University and a BS in biology from the University of Oregon.
Dan has conducted research on the psychology of judgment and decision making and published a paper on the science of human rationality. He holds a master’s degree in social psychology from Cornell University and a BA in mathematics and statistics from Swarthmore College.
Morgan makes CFAR run smoothly behind the scenes and is a good problem-solving human to email for general assistance. Her educational background is in psychology and neuroscience.
Curriculum and Operations
Duncan is a writer, filmmaker, and educator, whose previous work included developing and teaching a special projects class for building rationality and agency in middle schoolers.
This Jack of all trades coordinates logistics, ensuring that CFAR’s workshops meet and exceed participants’ expectations. He draws on his background in psychology and event planning to do this.
Cofounder and Curriculum Consultant
SPARC Program Manager
Paul Christiano is a PhD student in computer science at UC Berkeley. His research on algorithms and cryptography has been presented at top conferences in theoretical computer science. In 2008 he was one of six students to represent the U.S. at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Read more…
Curriculum Consultant and SPARC Instructor