You can read more about our founder, Peter Singer, here.
After earning a PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology from Clark University, Charlie became The Director of Behavioral Medicine for The California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno (CSPP-F) where he was a full-time professor for seven years. Before departing the world of academia, Charlie founded and directed the Anxiety and Stress Disorder Clinic, a treatment and teaching clinic for CSPP-F. Upon leaving CSPP-F, Charlie was recruited to The Men’s Wearhouse where he was head for human resources, stores, and marketing. Ultimately, he became President. In 2008, Charlie stepped down from this role to pursue a more socially oriented venture, but he has remained a consultant to the CEO and senior executives at Men’s Wearhouse since that time.
Charlie worked as a consultant to the CEOs of two social ventures before becoming the Executive Director of The Life You Can Save. Through his financial support and leadership, Charlie has helped Peter Singer develop this organization from the ground up. With his keen understanding of human behavior, organizational development, and his consensus-building leadership style, Charlie continues to guide The Life You Can Save's team today.
"I often have the feeling that the life I am saving is my own, because helping to ameliorate suffering and saving lives among the world's poorest people through the work of great charities like those we recommend is such a rare privilege."
You can contact Charlie at email@example.com
Chief Operating Officer & Director of Philanthropy Education
In the midst of a ten year career with a prominent hedge fund, earning much more than he needed, Jon became interested in effective philanthropy through GiveWell's research and analysis. Jon later served on GiveWell's board of directors and went on to found A Path That’s Clear. In an effort to leverage the impact of his personal donations, Jon began running "Giving Games" that allow participants to donate existing funds to charities of their choice, and have engaged thousands of people in conversations about how to best donate. Jon is pleased to use Giving Games to spread The Life You Can Save's vital message. As COO, Jon is also responsible for strategy and oversight of all of the organization's internal programs.
You can contact Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Media and Outreach Director
A Pomona College graduate and Fulbright scholar originally hailing from Arlington, Virginia, Laura is a director/producer and founder of film production company, Daydream Reels. Dedicated to telling unknown stories from the Global South, Laura has studied the relationship between creative forms of expression and social justice movements throughout history in order to better understand the use of media to incite societal change. Laura's challenge is to creatively communicate The Life You Can Save's mission to the millions of people around the globe who want to help reduce global poverty but don’t yet have the resources or community to act with confidence in their efficacy.
You can contact Laura at email@example.com
Shreya Goswami is a photographer and journalist born and living in Calcutta, India. She spent eight years away from Calcutta working in the tech industry as a language trainer until she realized she was meant to be a painter. She often paints with her camera, her favorite genre being candid street photography. Shreya currently works for a national automobile magazine as a photographer and journalist, though her heart lies on the street. She likes to travel and capture the essence of places you don't usually find on the tour map.
You can contact Shreya at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhema Hokama researches and writes about the humanities in Harvard's English department, where she is currently completing her PhD. As The Life You Can Save's online content editor, Rhema is passionate about fighting global poverty by telling the stories of those who live and work in some of the world's most impoverished places.
Rhema has previously researched LGBT and HIV/AIDS rights work as a Metcalf Fellow at Human Rights Watch and spent time living in Accra, Ghana writing about the city's underground LGBT rights movement. As an editor at the Chicago Maroon, Rhema wrote an award-winning feature series on transgender student life.
"It's astonishing to realize that we live in a world where a third of the global population lives on less than $2 a day. I'm so grateful for this opportunity to help alleviate the profound suffering of some of the world's most vulnerable people."
You can contact Rhema at email@example.com
Web Design & Development
Sean builds things. A freelance web designer and developer in Melbourne, Australia, he recently co-founded an online startup creating an innovative content management system. With a background in philosophy and ethics, Sean is passionate about the modern web and is interested in the possibilities and responsibilities surrounding its role in emerging nations. He's excited to be part of The Life You Can Save and to help solidify its online presence.
You can contact Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Manager
Robin Raven is an author, actress, and activist who is passionate about effective altruism and animal rights. She enjoys her work as a social media manager for The Life You Can Save. As a freelance writer, Robin has contributed to many magazines, newspapers, books, and websites. She has written a children's book that's scheduled for publication in 2015, and she currently blogs at RobinRaven.com.
You can contact Robin at email@example.com
Chief Marketing Officer
Llamil is an industrial engineer with a decade of experience in food manufacturing. In addition to opening and operating four successful restaurants, Llamil has used his skills to manage a tech company and found his own web design and hosting company in his native Costa Rica. Besides his wife and kids, he is passionate about advertising/marketing and information systems. Llamil is a very kind and knowledgeable person; if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the website, let him know!
"Although one is not necessarily responsible for the misfortunes of others, we do have a moral responsibility to help and it is our duty, as it is to pay our debts or educate our children."
You can contact Llamil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Operations
Amy's background is in secondary education, with a focus on teaching English and Social History to at-risk high school students. With a lifelong awareness of how fortunate she is in a world of grossly imbalanced fortune, she felt immediate resonance with The Life You Can Save's message. Amy feels lucky to have found a "home" here alongside smart, dedicated people for whom working to combat extreme poverty is a fundamental way of seeing the world and their place in it.
"Now, with The Life You Can Save, I am inspired to be engaged in something transformative on a worldwide level."
You can contact Amy at email@example.com
The Life You Can Save is a movement of people fighting extreme poverty. We hold that an ethical life involves using some of our wealth and resources to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.