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My name is Liz Young, and my pronouns are they/them/theirs. I’m a candidate for Numerai’s Council of Elders.
I’ve been programming for 25 years, since I was 8, and back then I dreamed of learning how to write code that predicts the future, so for me, competing at Numerai is a dream come true. I’ve also been a lifelong musician and artist.
My background is diverse, including an unfinished math major at Carnegie Mellon, a finished bachelor’s degree in Music Composition at Rutgers, and currently I am enrolled in a counseling master’s program at the University of Colorado.
After graduating from Rutgers I worked in public education in New Jersey and Colorado, spanning roles including: substitute teacher, SAT tutor, 1-on-1 special education aide, and 9th grade math instructor. After that I worked as an actuarial analyst for 5 years, at an actuarial consulting company, where my group focused mostly on Automobile and Workers Compensation reinsurance loss reserving, ratemaking, projections, and more. I played poker semiprofessionally on and off through most of this time as well.
I started staking predictions on numerai in October, 2020. With a varied background and an appetite for risk, I’ve added a unique viewpoint to many numerai conversations since joining. I frequently guest on Daily Scores and Chill, and have also co-lead numerai beginner chat sessions on Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces. I regularly communicate in private with the Numerai team, and have been very open to fellow modelers asking questions about how I do or think about things.
I wholeheartedly believe that Numerai the company and community can achieve the masterplan of monopolizing intelligence, data, and money, then decentralizing the monopoly. In fact, Numerai’s master plan is a big part of why I participate here and not in other crypto spaces.
What could I bring to the Council of Elders? An orthogonal, but still profitable view, helping the CoE minimize blindspots and maximize impact. A skilled, experienced, and capable communicator. Diversity. Energy. Creativity.
What do I think the Council of Elders should do? First, define itself, rules of governing, rules of election, and so on. After that, I think the Council of Elders should build a roadmap to putting the entirety of their endowment to use, the quicker the better, multiple projects. I think the CoE should prioritize enriching and expanding the Numerai community, through a variety of means. As a longer term goal I think the CoE should proactively work with Numerai the company toward their stated final goal of decentralizing.
I’m open for questions, on Daily Scores and Chill, rocketchat, or here.
Note : on rocketchat, my username is ‘aelizzybeth’.
Thanks for your consideration!