If you want to keep up with Christian Lanuza, you’ll need to walk, run or swim fast. Whether he’s in the pool, serving as the chairman for PIKE’s “Buggy” racing team, advocating for student athletes’ wellbeing or studying hard in the library for a promising future career working in private equity, Lanuza is full of energy and moving.

Lanuza was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut where he grew up with parents Jon and Carla and two siblings Thomas and Sophia.

Competing and achieving began early for Lanuza, whether in the pool or hitting the books. At Greenwich High School he earned both the English and Business Departments’ Outstanding Scholar Awards, was in National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholar, and competed in both club and varsity swimming.

Today, in his junior year at Carnegie Mellon, Lanuza’s competitive juices flow as a member of the CMU Tartan’s Swim Team and he has chaired PIKE’s entry in a 100-year-old campus racing tradition at CMU, the ”Buggy races.” During an annual Spring Carnival students race “Buggies,” often reaching up to 35-40 mph. Student groups design and build small aerodynamic cylinders

which are about the size of a push lawnmower or a baby stroller.

Lanuza also serves as president of the Carnegie Mellon University Plaidvocates, a peer health and wellness advocacy program for student athletes that supports the well-being of CMU’s varsity athletic community.

Current positions in Beta Sigma include serving as chairman for Pike Racing and as alumni relations chair. Lanuza has previously served the chapter as EVP, secretary, IFC representative and scholarship chair.

Lanuza posts a 3.50 GPA with a major in Statistics and Machine Learning and a minor in Business Analytics and Operations Awards. He works part time as a financial analyst at Torsiello Capital Advisors and aspires to work at a private equity firm that works on buy side M&A deals after college.


“PIKE has provided me with an outstanding group of independent, athletic, and compassionate individuals that are passionate about their craft. I’m honored to be part of this group and work together to better our ourselves and our community,” says Lanuza.

Lanuza’s list of swimming awards is lengthy. He’s set several pool (CMU, Kenyon, Washington & Lee), school and meet records. He’s a member of the University Athletic Association’s All Academic Winter Team and has recently set five program records in the 50 Yard Breaststroke (Relay Split), the 100 Yard Breaststroke, 200- and 400-Yard Medley Relays. Lanuza and the Tartans look forward to competing in the March 2024 NCAA Division III championship. Other Beta Sigma Pikes joining Lanuza on the Tartans swim squad are Leo Badaker ’20; Arnav Deshpande ’22; Nick Schmid ’22; Cole Venters ’23; Paul Deynega ’23; Harrison Quach ’23; and Richard Chung ‘24.

Tom Wood ’69, longtime Beta Sigma volunteer who presently serves as house corporation chair and a board member of the alumni association following 18 years as chapter advisor says, “Christian is a dedicated member of the Beta Sigma Chapter. He maintains close contact with the housing corporation and the Beta Sigma Alumni Association attending monthly virtual meetings. His pleasant nature is respected in the campus community. Christian is one of the most organized and reliable brothers that I have been associated with in my fifty plus year association with the chapter.”

Congratulations and thank you for all you, Brother Christian Lanuza!