We help thoughtful students solve hard problems.
Ashley Lin founded a nonprofit that brought online cultural exchange to >1,000 students in 35+ countries and wrote a book on community building.
Jonas Vollmer helped set up the Atlas Fellowship project prior to its spin-out. He previously oversaw over $20 million in grants to high-impact projects, and co-founded and led an AI risk research non-profit with 20 full-time staff.
Instructors will teach at multiple sessions, but not every instructor will attend all sessions.
Eli is a former instructor and curriculum developer for the Center For Applied Rationality, a non-profit that develops and teaches epistemic skills for reasoning about the world and improving one’s life.
Chana Messinger is a longtime teacher, speaker and writer. She taught math for 9 years, and has been giving workshops and coaching for learning how to think better for the last year.
She has blogged about and helped edit a book about rationality.
John Salvatier trained as a chemical engineer and worked as a programmer. He built a popular Bayesian stats library, and has written about the surprising detailedness of reality.
Ross Rheingans-Yoo works at the FTX Foundation with a focus on ways of preventing catastrophic pandemics. He previously spent 5 years as a trader and educator at Jane Street, and conducts independent economic research on market design, matching, mechanisms, and networks. Ross blogs infrequently about a variety of topics at Icosian Reflections.
In addition to being a physics teacher, Andrew is a community builder for the Center for Effective Altruism in Washington, DC.
Thomas Kwa is an undergraduate at Caltech studying computer science. He interned at a quant trading firm in 2021, and is spending this summer 2022 studying AI alignment.
Ricki Heicklen is a freelance teacher, techie, and data scientist. She previously worked as a quantitative trader at Jane Street Capital, researching US equities markets and auction structures. She enjoys thinking about optimization, ethics, and collaborative board games.
Aaron is a recent graduate of Pitzer College where he studied psychology and economics. He enjoys playing tennis and chess despite not being very good! He loves talking about big problems, emotions, and hearing about other people’s passions
Sydney Von Arx
Sydney Von Arx founded a coding bootcamp for kids and set up a summer program that teaches high school students quantitative reasoning.
Ashley Lin founded a nonprofit that brought online cultural exchange to 1,000+ students in 35+ countries and wrote a book on community building.
The Atlas Fellowship is a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States (EIN 88-1678673). It is funded by Open Philanthropy and the Future Fund, and we expect further funders to join them. If you are interested in supporting us, or if you have any questions about your donation, please contact us at email@example.com.