our mission

OUTreach aims to advance social and professional opportunities for LGBTQ students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  We work to build community among Booth's LGBTQ students, and also promote inclusivity on campus through active engagement with our allies.  OUTreach provides mentorship, helps students navigate the recruiting process, connect with alumni, and attend conferences - in addition to throwing some of the best parties on campus, obviously!

OUTreach also provides support for LGBTQ applicants.  Check out the Applicants tab to see how we can help!

meet our co-chairs


daniel moskowtiz (he/him), INSTITUTIONAL ENGAGEMENT


Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Daniel received a BA from Vassar college in Spanish with a minor in Economics. After college and leading up to COVID, he spent a year as a flight attendant for United Airlines. When the pandemic hit, he moved into an operations role with Frontier and ultimately rounded out his time there managing 150 flight attendants. Daniel will be spending his summer at Amtrak working to optimize capacity across their system. In his spare time, he enjoys anything and everything aviation related as well as rock climbing, a sport that was born out of personal necessity to reach the sweets his parents stashed on the top shelf of the pantry when he was young (and short).

Aleena Beydoun (she/her), PROFESSIONAL relations


Born and raised in New York City, Aleena attended the University of Chicago for undergrad where she majored in Economics with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to returning to Chicago for her MBA, she worked in London and New York for JPMorgan across the Sales & Trading and Asset & Wealth Management divisions. Aleena will be returning to JPMorgan this summer to intern in Investment Banking. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and skiing.

oleg grachev (he/him), EXTERNAL RELATIONS


Born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia, Oleg attended Northern Illinois University for undergrad majoring in Finance and Economics. Prior to Booth, Oleg worked as Senior Private Equity Associate at GTCR, and as an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in New York. Oleg is interested in human rights advocacy and economic empowerment and serves on a junior board of InReach. This summer he will be working on launching an early-stage venture.

ling zhong (SHE/HER), admissions


Ling was born and raised in Hangzhou, China, and went to high school in the Bay Area. She holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from Fordham University. Prior to Booth, Ling worked for two years as an accountant and three years as an equity researcher at Point72. Ling is seeking an internship in the venture capital space for the summer. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, binge-watching crime shows, and walking around the city.

Deasee phillips (HE/HIM), MARKETING & ALLYSHIP


Deasee was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He holds a BS in Politics from Princeton University. Prior to Booth, he was a North America Institutional Sales Associate at JPMorgan working with institutional investors (corporates, pensions, endowments) on their portfolios to generate returns from the alternative asset space. A film and TV enthusiast, Deasee will spend his summer internship at Paramount Global in New York City.

Emily Pastva (she/her), Treasurer


Emily grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a BS in Business from the University of Southern California. Prior to Booth, Emily spent two years in FP&A at United Airlines and two years in Sales Finance at PepsiCo. Emily will be spending her summer in Chicago at McKinsey. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

kate hanick (she/her), community


Kate grew up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She received a BA in Economics from Oberlin College in Ohio. Prior to Booth, she spent eight years at Sixth Street, a global investment firm, across several roles, starting in Human Capital Management and Compliance and most recently as Chief of Staff to the CEO. Kate is currently interning for Westbound Equity Partners, a Menlo-based venture capital firm. For fun, she enjoys traveling, live music, and trying new recipes.