Hi! I'm Aaron! 🎉
I'm a writer, musician, storyteller, and audiobook enthusiast.
GP at Open Heart Capital, a $5M crypto fund that donates its performance fee.
Living nomadically, originally from NYC, semi-permanent home in Maui.
Co-Director, Effective Altruism NYC
Growth, Enigma (now Secret Network)
Adjunct professor of social entrepreneurship, CUNY
Science educator, American Museum of Natural History
Ever and always:
Co-Founder, Impact Labs
BA in philosophy (ethics), Brown University
In 2017, I took the Giving What We Can pledge to donate 10% of my income. In 2021, I took the Further Pledge to donate any extra income beyond $70k in perpetuity. These decisions have had profoundly positive impacts on my life - talk to me if you’re interested in taking them. ❤️
Communities I’m a part of:
Effective altruism, Interact Fellows, Slavin Fellows, The Learned League, One Salon, Foresight Institute, OnDeck (Longevity Biotech #1), the pirates of ARRR!!!, and all the amazing community houses I’ve lived in.
Projects I’m working on or have worked on in the past:
An audio-first tool for networked thought - follow along on Memex
An educational youth program for budding effective altruists (more soon!)
Board game design - playtest my most recent creation
A top secret psychedelic-assisted therapy research project
A longevity summer camp + other healthspan extension projects
Listening to 100 audiobooks in a single month
Giving a TEDx talk about the imperative to use technology for social good
Recording an entire album in a single day
Acting in an Off-Broadway play for 8 years
Owning and operating a summer camp with my family
Interesting things about me:
Burner (see if you can spot me in this video), ENM evangelist, classical pianist of 20+ years, certified Thai body worker, professional Klezmer musician, black belt in Taekwondo, sexual health educator, unapologetic lover of Soylent, semi-militant vegetarian, pirate.