Howie Lempel

Senior Advisor and Interim Managing Director, Global Catastrophic Risks

Howie advises our CEO and leads our work on Global Catastrophic Risks on an interim basis. Previously, he was Interim CEO of Effective Ventures UK and held various roles at 80,000 Hours, including Chief of Staff and CEO. He studied at Yale Law School, where he spent summers as a public defender in Louisiana and suing prisons for the ACLU. He left Yale for an earlier stint as Open Philanthropy’s first Program Officer for Global Catastrophic Risks when we were still a project of GiveWell. He has also worked at the Brookings Institution and the Manhattan DA’s white-collar crime bureau. He has a BA in mathematical economics and social studies from Wesleyan University.