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The Effective Altruism Foundation seeks to develop, promote, and implement the ideas of effective altruism. As part of this global movement, they strive for a world without extreme suffering, with a focus on ending global poverty, reducing animal suffering, and advocating for a highly cautious approach to developing high-risk technologies. To this end, thy implement projects in three areas: research, community, and philanthropy.

Persis manages the Wild Animal Suffering Research project and conducts research on the topic. Previously she worked in social justice policy, advocacy, and analysis. Persis holds degrees in law and philosophy from UNSW and is currently undertaking a Masters of Economics at ANU.