Gavan Wilhite is a Founder and Director of Engineering at AltspaceVR, a social VR company enabling people to do things together regardless of distance. People from around the world use the platform for a range of activities including language learning, tabletop gaming, and live comedy shows. He has spent his career leveraging game design and technology to impact other fields. Prior to his work with VR, he was at The Walt Disney Company exploring new ways to educate children using the principals of game design. He is interested to see how causes such as effective altruism can be furthered by the use of emerging technologies like virtual reality.