I’m currently open to work as an executive assistant. You might want to hire me if:
- You’d happily pay to increase your personal productivity by ~20-50%.
- Your organization is bottlenecked by your own ability to get things done.
- You have several projects that don’t actually require you to do them, but it’s nobody else’s job and/or you’re the only one with the context/commander’s intent to do it right.
- You have ~70 things that need doing at any given moment, and would benefit from the tasks and associated context/urgency/blockers being written down in one place, but can’t spare the cycles because you’re too busy actually doing things.
What I can do for you:
There are two main ways I provide value: taking on projects for you, and helping you be more productive.
Projects for you might look like:
- Small research tasks that come up during your work
- e.g. “hey, what’s up with the CHIPS act? I need a list of the most important details and key takeaways, especially as it relates to US-China AI race dynamics.”
- Setting up a website for your organization.
- Operations work: running events, setting up physical spaces, etc.
Helping you be more productive might look like:
- Collecting your sources of tasks (email, notes, verbal) into one giant to-do list, sorted by urgency and priority, with notes on context and blockers, etc.
- Communicating on your behalf to e.g. schedule meetings and book events.
- Managing your email and calendar.
- Sitting with you while you work and manually keeping you on task—reminding you when you’re drifting off task, and checking in with “hey, what’s the most important thing for us to work on right now?” whenever you’re figuring out what to do next.
I’ve mostly done executive assistant work with nonprofit CEOs in the alignment space, but I’ve also done some small ML and software engineering projects, and some paid writing.
I ran a mid-sized group house when I was 16, which certainly implies something about my risk tolerance and operational capacity.
Here’s a testimonial from Rob Miles, a former client of mine:
Working with Sammy makes me a lot more productive than I am on my own, and is helping to get me unstuck from a long period of creative block in which I wasn’t able to produce much output. I have a lot of different ongoing projects, and having someone to keep on top of the admin and logistics frees me up to do more of what I’m good at.
If you’re interested, please email me at [email protected], where x=“hath”. I typically start with a paid work trial, so we can get a sense of how well we work together. I’m open to both in-person and remote work (I’m typically located in the Bay Area).