I am a sophomore at MIT reflecting and inquiring about the world around me, unafraid to ask the hard questions in life. Looking back, asking
What are the biggest problems in the world led me to become the Vice President of MIT’s effective altruism club, which revolves upon a movement with a mission of using evidence and reasoning to do the most good in the world.
Why is climate change a problem and what responsibility do I have to the planet eventually led to me to start a campaign to get my local city council to support bills promoting sustainability. The team ended being part of the larger Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action Team.
What can I do to make Facebook less distracting led me to create a Chrome Extension that blocks various parts of Facebook and alerts when I’ve used Facebook for another few minutes.
I am currently trying to understand how the world works by studying Economics and Computer Science.
I aim to use my privilege as an MIT student living in a developed country to improve society. And what does improving the society mean? I don't exactly know.
Note: I either can't draw or am too lazy to draw something good.
Posters and diagrams I made while thinking about how to life
My email is emilyfan [at] mit.edu. Alternatively, you can stalk me on Facebook, Github, and LinkedIn. If you are interested in some realtime interaction with me, feel free to schedule a time on my calendly. :-)