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Nick Brown

Nick Brown is the founder of Effct. In 2015, as a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia his students inspired him to write an article challenging stereotypes of their country. The article went viral, and showed Nick the power of the Internet in creating social change. Soon after, a friend introduced him to the Effective Altruism movement, and its goal of using our resources to help others the most. From there he formed Effct, to help advance the movement.

Brown is an former teacher with Teach For America. He taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade in Mississippi.

He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science.

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Kevin Cornea

Kevin Cornea makes content for Effct. In 2014, he and a few friends started a YouTube channel called Treesicle that eventually amassed over 700,000 subscribers and 90 million channel views. After learning about Effective Altruism in 2016, Kevin now is doing his best to use the skills he’s learned to do the most good possible. That's what Effct his work with Effct is all about.


Elizabeth Palmquist

Elizabeth serves as advisor for Effct. Her current work focuses on developing stakeholder engagement and collaboration strategies for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. She has served as a prosecuting attorney for the federal government, in-house counsel for a privacy technology company and a congressional staffer for the late Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. Liz also created a special events and logistics company, which focused on corporate and nonprofit clients participating in the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Liz currently serves on the boards of Colorado Young Leaders and the Colorado Student Leaders Institute. She is a graduate of Duke University and George Washington University’s National Law Center.


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Harrison Scudamore

Harrison focuses on web development at Effct. He also created a website for his non-profit Moving Forward Athletics which connects disabled runners with running groups in their community. He is finishing his senior year at Denver East High School where he is captain of the cross country and track and field teams. In the summer he works as a swim coach, swim instructor, and lifeguard at Congress Park Pool. In the winter, he works with the NSCD in teaching adaptive skiing to disabled people of all ages.