Meet The Team

David Pearce

Director of Bioethics

David is a philosopher and the author of The Hedonistic Imperative. The book outlines a bold vision for phasing out the biological substrates of suffering in favor of an alternative motivational system based on heritable gradients of bliss. In 1998, David and Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom co-founded the World Transhumanist Association / Humanity+. In 2019, David and Jacob Shwartz-Lucas began their partnership on Invincible Wellbeing.

Jacob Shwartz-Lucas

Executive Director

Jake is a humanitarian biotechnologist who started Invincible Wellbeing to tackle the largest humanitarian crisis of all -life's capacity to suffer. He has done R&D to prevent starvation, and his solution to cleaning drinking water attracted $500K. During a stint at Harvard, he interviewed economists over how to end poverty, and continued this query with Nobelists and other thought leaders on Stanford University Radio.

Cynthia Stewart

Fundraising Strategist

Cynthia has a background in Liberal Arts and English. In 2017, she started serving as the proofreader for the Neuroethics Foundation. She also writes speculative science fiction and creates abolitionistic visual art. Cynthia's interests include effective altruism, transhumanism, and futurism.

Jonathan Holmén

Director of Development

Jonathan’s life goal is to reduce suffering via biotech R&D. With more than 10 years of experience in preclinical contract research, drug development, and management consulting, he has served on core teams responsible for generating investment toward IPOs (>$70M), and pharmaceutical out-licensing agreements (>$120M).

Coral Benfield

Oxford Research Fellow

Coral is a second year Biochemistry undergraduate at Oxford interested in cell signalling, genetics, and protein structure and function. She is curious about the history and philosophy of science and believes in an interdisciplinary approach to finding effective research paths.

Remarez Sheehan

Oxford Research Fellow

Remi is a fourth year medical student at Oxford with a medical sciences degree focused on cellular and systems neuroscience. He is interested in the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation and its application as a therapy for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Remi's focus is neurosurgery.

Mark Mollineaux

Stanford University Radio

Mark is the Program Director for KZSU Stanford, liaising between the station and Invincible Wellbeing. In 2016, Mark and Jake launched HGP, a show about economic justice and ending poverty. The two have interviewed Nobel Prize winners and representatives from companies like Microsoft and YCombinator.