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About Cluster Q

Welcome to Cluster Q, Columbia's LGBT Business Association. Located in Manhattan, the heart of New York City, Columbia Business School prides itself on being an open and welcoming community for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty members, and administrators. The School's population of LGBT students cuts across geography, experience, ethnicity, and gender to create one of the largest and most diverse LGBT groups among the world's top business schools. In addition, Columbia Business School has the largest representation of straight allies among all business schools, and the School's relationship with New York City affords LGBT students powerful networking opportunities and an extensive LGBT community.

Cluster Q has grown in membership for five consecutive years. The club provides a strong network for LGBT students within the School, as well as with alumni, recruiters, and students from across Columbia University. Cluster Q organizes a variety of social and career-oriented events throughout the year, helping to foster the LGBT community on campus and develop relationships with recruiters.

In addition, the organization maintains relationships with many top firms - from finance to consulting to brand management - who actively recruit members of the Columbia Business School LGBT community.

Columbia Business School

New York City is a living laboratory for business research and the implementation of ideas. Columbia Business School’s proximity to an extraordinary concentration of business leaders means that our students hear from CEOs and business innovators almost daily, both in and out of the classroom. Students and faculty members can tap the broader intellectual resources of Columbia University to add depth to their studies of business at the intersection of engineering, law, medicine, and social sciences. Our renowned alumni network extends into every industry in the world, giving students unlimited access to information, mentors, and jobs.

Meet Our Board

Jan Schwarting


Chris Riha


Reuben Gan

VP of Advocacy

Chris Schubert

Co-VP of Allies

Remy Agamy

Co-VP of Allies

Gabriele Massari

Co-VP of Careers and Alumni

Alex Wang

Co-VP of Careers and Alumni

Vinny Verdeschi

Co-VP of Community and Social

Ty Burdette

Co-VP of Community and Social

Matt Listro

VP of Communications

Nikhil Sharma

VP of Finance and Sponsorship

Kevin Dandola/Alex Pearlman

Co-VPs of Outreach