We are a community of UW–Madison students unified by a common desire to do the most we can to improve the world. Our organization seeks to promote the global movement of effective altruism, using evidence and reason to assess how to benefit others as much as possible and taking action based on the findings.

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The fellowship was an enriching experience both professionally and personally — from learning how to apply EA concepts in my career to participating in genuine intellectual conversations with like-minded people who are interested in critical thinking, altruism, science, and technology.

Photo of Isabela F. Isabela F.Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, 2022

The best student organization on campus for making friends who are serious about making the world a better place.

Photo of Peter B. Peter B.B.S. in Computer Sciences, 2023

The EA UW–Madison Introductory Fellowship encouraged me to think about the world in a new way. I learned how to think critically about the problems I care about and how to use my skills to make a difference.

Photo of Ishita K. Ishita K.B.B.A. in Actuarial Science, 2025

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