“If we cannot take joy in things that are merely real, our lives will always be empty.”
– Eliezer Yudkowsky
My name is Chana Messinger. I care a lot about rationality and thinking well, and also effective altruism and doing well. I’m always happy to hear about new ideas, new arguments and new evidence. Current top interests: effective education, cognitive and emotional habits, levels of conversation and argumentative nuance.
I was also the president of the University of Chicago’s Secular Alliance from Fall 2011 to Spring 2013, I spoke at the 2011 and 2013 Secular Student Alliance National Conferences, interned for the Foundation Beyond Belief in the summer of 2012, was an invited panelist at Skepticon V and spoke at the 2013 Chicago Skepticamp Conference. I’m happy to speak more, so get in touch with me!
I graduated in 2013 from the University of Chicago with a degree in mathematics. I am currently a high school mathematics teacher in Pittsburgh.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.