Read This Before Cold-Emailing Me
I have one simple request for cold emails*:
If you want me to respond to your cold email, make sure I can read AND respond to it within one minute.
Otherwise I probably won't respond. It's nothing personal; I just don't have time to respond to every email.
There are only three exceptions to this policy:
If you want to send me a longer email, the best strategy is to first send me a super-short email to see if I want to request more info.
If you are a UCSD student:
*This policy applies only to cold emails; if I contacted you first or personally know you, then your email to me is no longer “cold.”