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




Abby is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, and has lived in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Chicago prior to Booth. She studied economics at the College of William & Mary for undergrad, and then spent six years in product marketing for a company specializing in summer camps and international group travel. She enjoys watching reality television, baking, and crafting.

ben miranda (he/him), INSTITUTIONAL ENGAGEMENT


Benjamin was born and raised in Mexico City. He holds a bachelor in Biotechnology Engineering from Tec de Monterrey and prior to coming to Booth, he worked for 5 years in Management Consulting at Kearney. Benjamin is an amateur runner and he enjoys training outdoors. He also enjoys hiking, watching horror movies and travelling.

bryce wiatrak (he/him), EXTERNAL RELATIONS


Bryce Wiatrak was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised there and in Nashville, TN. Prior to Booth, Bryce spent nearly a decade as a leading wine journalist and critic, living in San Francisco. In addition to his MBA studies, Bryce is a candidate in the Master of Wine program. He holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University and a MM in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In his spare time, he loves to ski, cook, and travel.

carlos calderon (he/him), community


Carlos Calderon was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where he completed his studies in Economics. He started his career as a Portfolio Manager in the Central Bank of Peru and then switched careers to Consulting in Boston Consulting Group. Carlos also was the Executive Director of an educational nonprofit in Peru. In addition to OUTreach, Carlos is co-chair of Net Impact and has a focus on Education, Equity and Economic Development. Carlos loves to dance, sing, do karaoke, travel and party.

cecilia joy-pérez (she/her), professional / alumni


Cecilia was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Prior to coming to Booth, Cecilia worked in foreign and defense policy at the American Enterprise Institute and as an associate at Pointe Bello. She holds a bachelors degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Certificate in Chinese-American Studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Cecilia is a proud dog mom to Luna Joy and loves to canoe.

sam robertson (he/him), admissions


Sam Robertson is from Glade Spring, VA and attended undergrad at Virginia Tech, where he majored in Business Information Technology. After graduating, he spent five years working in consulting in Washington, DC. Sam came to Booth to transition into finance. In addition to OUTreach, Sam is a cochair for the Corporate Management Group and a 2022 LEAD Facilitator. In his free time, Sam enjoys running, playing board games, and watching Survivor.



Viren is from New Delhi, India. Before Booth, he worked as a PM at companies in India and Germany, specifically with early-stage ed-tech companies that built products for low-income communities. Outside of work, he loves trying new food, playing tennis, and is (trying) to take care of the four plants in his apartment!