Sam Altman is the chair of OpenResearch, and the co-chair of OpenAI. He was previously President of Y Combinator. He was cofounder and CEO of Loopt, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. At Green Dot, he was the CTO and is now on the Board of Directors. Sam also founded Hydrazine Capital. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there worked in the AI lab.
Chris Clark is OpenResearch’s head of operations. Chris is also the Head of Nonprofit & Strategic Initiatives at OpenAI. He previously ran operations at Loopt, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. More recently, he was Mayor of Mountain View and still serves on the city council. Chris has a BA in Political Science from Stanford University.
Tess is an associate at OpenResearch. She previously worked as a Strategy Consultant at Publicis Sapient and taught product management at iXperience. Tess is currently pursuing an MS in Data Science from UC Berkeley and holds a BS in Economics and Engineering Psychology from Tufts University. While there, she conducted research in the Spatial Cognition Lab, interned at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and worked as a social enterprise consultant with 180 Degrees Consulting.
Rashad is a Data Associate for the Basic Income Project. Prior to joining, Rashad worked as a data consultant and economic researcher. Most recently, he worked as a Research Assistant focusing on international macroeconomic shocks and applied microeconomics at University of Texas-Austin. He holds an MA in Economics from University of Texas-Austin and a BS in Economics from Iowa State University.
Patrick is the Data Manager for the Basic Income Project. Prior to joining OpenResearch, Patrick worked in the fields of development, construction, and winemaking. Most recently, he worked in market research, developing methods to quantify narratives in online conversations. Patrick holds a MS in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Bucknell University.
Joshua (he/him) is a Data Associate for the Basic Income Project. Before joining OpenResearch, he worked as a Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission in telecommunications and has done work on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the non-profit space. He holds an MS in Information and Data Science from the UC Berkeley School of Information, and while there, he worked as a Data Analyst at Catalyst Off-Grid Advisors, helping push for the expansion of solar energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also holds a BA in Asian Studies and BS in Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley.
Sam is a research manager at OpenResearch, where his current work focuses on the economic impacts of artificial intelligence. Prior to joining, Sam managed an evaluation of a childhood health program in India and worked as a research analyst with the Evidence to Policy Initiative at UC San Francisco. Sam has a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University and a MS in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco.
Elizabeth Rhodes is the Research Director for the Basic Income Study at OpenResearch. She completed a joint PhD in Social Work and Political Science at the University of Michigan in 2016, where her research focused on health and education provision in informal settlements, workforce development, and poverty prevention and alleviation strategies. Elizabeth also holds an MSW from Michigan and a BA in Government and Economics from Georgetown.
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