Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Ben. I lead the Existential Security team at Rethink Priorities, where our current focus is helping launch entrepreneurial projects that reduce existential risk. See here for a blog post describing our team strategy for 2023.

In 2022 I worked on nanotechnology strategy research and co-founded EA Pathfinder, which I co-led from April to September 2022. You can see what the Existential Security team more broadly got up to in 2022 here.

If you’re interested in learning more about nanotechnology strategy research, you could check out this database of resources I made.

I previously worked as a Senior Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute and spent 5 years working in finance as a quantitative analyst. Before then I completed a PhD in DNA nanotechnology at Oxford University.

I’m into effective altruism and longtermism, and I’ve signed the Giving What We Can pledge.

You can reach me at hello[at]bensnodin dot com, and you can also leave anonymous feedback for me.

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