Changemaker Student Committee

2017 Changemaker Student Committee

What is the CSC?

The CSC is a group of students from all over campus who practice changemaking at USD by creating programs, initiatives, and experiences to foster a community where social change thrives.

The CSC:

  • Represents the voice of USD’s student body
  • Sees changemaking as a practice and focus on co-creating a community with the entire campus
  • Builds bridges between campus organizations, clubs, centers and institutes
  • Strives to develop a stronger sense of belonging, a deeper collaboration between student entities and a stronger connection with each other

Examples of CSC initiatives:

  • My Story - events focused on featuring and embracing USD’s diversity while creating an opportunity to practice empathy and build community
  • Changemaker Block Party - an annual celebration of our designation as a Changemaker Campus. 
  • Dinner with Strangers - an opportunity to discuss current hot topics and meet new people
  • What I Be Project - a photo project developed by Steve Rosenfield providing an opportunity for the USD community to come together through vulnerability and courage. Check out this year’s photos.
If you are interested, please fill out an interest form. The CSC meets every Tuesday at 1 pm in Student Life Pavilion 320. Come join us!

Changemaker Fellows

A team of committed Fellows leading the efforts and planning of Changemaker Hub initiatives. The Fellows create collaborative environments, in which people are expected to work with others in flexible teams with shifting responsibilities.

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Dylan Valdivia

Changemaker Fellow Chair


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Riley Dean

Changemaker Student Committee Fellow

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Aruna Gossai

Changemaker Challenge Fellow

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Julia Mahroos

Changemaker Communication and Marketing Fellow

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Rachael Diaz

Social Change Corp Fellow

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Julia Heaton

Social Change Corp Fellow