MBA Intern, Manager, Educator
Rae Lindsay (They/Them/Theirs) is a first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), an experienced diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professional, and an out and proud member of the transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community. Rae is also the Founder & CEO of Trivia Per You® - a social enterprise that combines the powers of personalization, gamification, and micro-learning to promote LGBTQIA+ advocacy and education.
At CBS, Rae is focusing their studies on leadership and ethics management, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Additionally, Rae serves on the Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging and is an executive board member for Cluster Q (CBS’s LGBTQIA+ Student Group) and The Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO).
Rae is an experienced researcher, collaborator, writer, and presenter. In their previous roles at The Aguda, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (ISMMS), and Click Therapeutics (Click), Rae developed skills in project management, grant writing and administration, and marketing, while pursuing their passion for DEI. Most recently, at Click, Rae managed the company’s successful grant program and launched and led Click's marketing department. Rae also co-founded Click’s DEI committee, recruited candidates with a focus on underrepresented groups, and led initiatives to incorporate inclusive language across company operations.
During their time at ISMMS, Rae managed hundreds of highly complex research projects and developed and delivered a grant preparation curriculum to teams of researchers. In April 2016, Rae helped Dr. Wayne Goodman secure a $7.5M National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to study deep brain stimulation for difficult-to-treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Additionally, Rae served as the Department of Psychiatry’s liaison to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).
Prior to working at ISMMS, Rae worked for The Aguda – The Israeli National LGBT Task Force in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Aguda’s mission is social activism and the promotion of LGBTQIA+ community well-being. Rae wrote The Aguda's first refugee asylum grant proposal (300K). The grant was awarded in-full, saving lives, and the experience solidified Rae’s commitment to DEI and social justice as a line of professional work.
In their free time Rae plays flag football in the New York Gay Football League (NYGFL) and fosters dogs for the Animal Care Center of NYC (ACC).