Student Caucuses

During your time at Columbia we strongly encourage you to actively participate in student life by joining one of the nearly 30 student groups, known as caucuses. Caucuses provide the opportunity to cultivate relationships with your peers while advocating for a cause that is important to you. Here is our current caucus list, with contact information for the leadership.

Advanced Generalist Practice & Programming Caucus

Engaging students in learning about the AGPP concentration and how the AGPP track can serve their goals in social work.

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Zsofia Haraszti Duarte

E-mail: zhd2103@columbia.edu

Leah Roginski

E-mail: lnr2125@columbia.edu

Aging Caucus

Promoting a greater understanding of the field of gerontology as well as the aging community and to advocate on their behalf.

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Seth Hoffman

E-mail: smh2258@columbia.edu

Qi (Sunnie) Sun

E-mail: qs2190@columbia.edu

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus

Promoting a greater understanding of the Asian and Pacific Islander experience, both domestic and global, through events and discussions.

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Sonam Choeden

E-mail: sc4428@columbia.edu

Azaadi (Shireen) Khan

E-mail: sk4439@columbia.edu

Brandon Hadi

E-mail: brandon.hadi@columbia.edu

Juhyun Shin

E-mail: js5311@columbia.edu

Black Caucus

Developing a support system for students at CSSW who identify as part of the African diaspora and fostering positive relationships with the local community.

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Lorenzo Graham

E-mail: l.shaw-graham@columbia.edu

James Sampson

E-mail: jcs2265@columbia.edu

Keanu Jackson

E-mail: kmj2157@columbia.edu

Cornelius Baker

E-mail: cub2102@columbia.edu

Chinese Culture Caucus

Developing a sense of community for Chinese-identified individuals at the Columbia School of Social Work.

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Shuwen Yang

E-mail: sy2794@columbia.edu

Rebecca Chen

E-mail: jz3052@columbia.edu

Junke Zhang

E-mail: xc2442@columbia.edu

Clients & Sexuality in Social Work Caucus

Providing social workers with self-reflection opportunities about sexuality with different demographics.

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Josh Garcia

E-mail: jeg2227@columbia.edu

Yajaira Hernandez-Trejo

E-mail: yh3063@columbia.edu

Keanu Jackson

E-mail: kmj2157@columbia.edu

Columbia Social Work Review

The Review is an annual peer-reviewed journal for students in the field of social work to share their research, experiences and views.

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Amanda Weiss

E-mail: akb2177@columbia.edu

Daniella Spencer-Laitt

E-mail: dms2280@columbia.edu

The Criminal Justice Caucus

Providing a forum for CSSW students to gain an awareness about a range of concerns related to the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and restorative justice.

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Stacy Amador

E-mail: sa3606@columbia.edu

Selenah Martin

E-mail: slm2243@columbia.edu

Disability Awareness Caucus

Providing a space for students with a spectrum of abilities to learn, gather, discuss, advocate, teach and learn about issues impacting disabled persons.

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Annie Sheslow

E-mail: acs2312@columbia.edu

Gabby Marshall

E-mail: gpm2119@columbia.edu

Education Caucus

Exploring education as an issue of social justice and human rights. Promoting the idea that education is a tool that can drive widespread social change.

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Paige Watson

E-mail: pw2488@columbia.edu

Shari Simon

E-mail: sas2403@columbia.edu

International Students Caucus

Providing a space for international students to seek support, share about their culture, and plan events to bring awareness of their experiences with the greater CSSW community.

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Huda Ibrahim

E-mail: hm2733@columbia.edu

Amber Xu

E-mail: kx2145@columbia.edu

Sofia Fuenzalida

E-mail: sc4405@columbia.edu

Aeshah Anani

E-mail: aa4299@columbia.edu

Jewish Caucus

Inform social work practice and theory through the integration of Jewish culture, faith, and ideas.

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Amanda Weiss

E-mail: akb2177@columbia.edu

Joshua Dolman

E-mail: jrd2198@columbia.edu

LatinX Caucus

Engaging CSSW and surrounding areas about issues affecting the LatinX community, particularly within the field of social work.

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Josh Garcia

E-mail: jeg2227@columbia.edu

Claudia Reyes

E-mail: ggc2119@columbia.edu

Joelisse Galarza

E-mail: esg2164@columbia.edu

Marcos Huerta

E-mail: tmc2194@columbia.edu

Media and Social Justice Caucus

Exploring the interplay of social work issues (e.g. stigma, advocacy, group identity) and how they are portrayed in the media.

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Huda Ibrahim

E-mail: hm2733@columbia.edu

Sofia Fuenzalida

E-mail: sc4405@columbia.edu

Mental Health Caucus

Providing opportunities for students to build connections, spread awareness, and learn about the largest field of practice at CSSW.

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Ashley Leeds

E-mail: arl2209@columbia.edu

Phoebe Pohl

E-mail: pcp2119@columbia.edu

Abbie Marsh

E-mail: marsh.abbie@columbia.edu

Military Social Work caucus

Providing a space for students to explore issues and trainings related to working with veterans and active duty military personel.

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Juhyun Shin

E-mail: js5311@columbia.edu

Policy Caucus

Providing panels and other events that give critical insight and perspective into the macro level of social work and engaging students in the work of policy analysis and policy practice.

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Abigail Rose

E-mail: aer2191@columbia.edu

Queer Caucus

Creating a welcoming space in which to foster camaraderie amongst lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and unlabeled (LGBTQQIU) students and their allies.

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Alyssa Zakaryan

E-mail: az2231@columbia.edu

Xe Cordero

E-mail: xmc2001@columbia.edu

Holli Flack

E-mail: hmf2131@columbia.edu

Social Work Administration & Management (SWAM) Caucus

Cultivating the professional development of students with an interest in social enterprise, corporate social responsibility and management models within social services.

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Laura Burgos

E-mail: lo2328@columbia.edu

Social Work Arts Group (SWAG)

Providing a forum for students to express themselves and explore social justice and self-care through the lens of the arts.

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Neil Pedreira

E-mail: Npp2114@columbia.edu

Victoria Tswamuno

E-mail: vmt2119@columbia.edu

Alyssa Zakaryan

E-mail: az2231@columbia.edu

Juhyun Shin

E-mail: js5311@columbia.edu

Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Caucus

Further supporting, understanding, and taking action around trans identities and issues.

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Parker Jordan

E-mail: pej2112@columbia.edu

Xe Cordero

E-mail: xmc2001@columbia.edu