Meet the 2020-21 Hive Participants

Every year, the Hive has passionate students who focus on social change projects to address a wide range of campus or community challenges. Through a four-week program, they learn to use design thinking, collaboration, and innovation to prototype their idea. Check out the Hive projects and participants below to learn more about their incredible community solutions!

2020-2021

Project: Mental Health Resources

Hallie Mayer

Name: Hallie Mayer, '24

My Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

I loved working with The Hive because... "I was able to connect with amazing people and work on a solution for something I am passionate about.

Project: Mental Health Resources

Briana Alexander

Name: Brianna Alexander, '24

My Major: Ssociology

I loved working with The Hive because... "I was able to work toward tangible change at USD.

Project: Mental Health Resources

Maria Tavares

Name: Maria Tavares, '22

My Major: Psychology

I loved working with The Hive because... "I was able to put into practice many of the theories I am learning and work toward making a change.

Project: Distribution of Blue Light Glasses

Taylor Katz

Name: Taylor Katz, '23

My Major: Behavioral Neuroscience  

I loved working with The Hive because... "I could connect and share my ideas with others to get feedback focused on design thinking. It also let me see things from another perspective.

Project: Sustainable Fashion Guidebook

Savannah Robledo

Name: Savannah Robledo, '22

My Major: Environmental Studies

I loved working with The Hive because... "It provided me with a structured timeline and others to share ideas with, in a focused and comfortable space." 

Project: Tutoring for Low-Income Students

Nick Faber

Name: Nick Faber, '22

My Major: Business Administration  

I loved working with The Hive because... "The Hive and design thinking challenged me to think not only about the service I want to provide but who the service is designed for and how it can best benefit them.

Project: Sexual Health Resources

MaryCate Smith

Name: MaryCate Smith, '21

My Major: Marketing

I loved working with The Hive because... "The Hive challenged us to approach our ideas in different ways and expand how we thought about our goals.

 

Project: Sexual Health Resources

Ashley Raines

Name: Ashley Raines, '21

My Major: Finance

I loved working with The Hive because... "The Hive allowed us to see our problem from a different perspective and find creative solutions.

Project: Sexual Health Resources

Brooke Powell

Name: Brooke Powell, '23

My Major: Political Science

I loved working with The Hive because... "It gave my team a new perspective from fellow students and expanded our ideas to reach our goals.

Project: Sexual Health Resources

Lexie Rollings

Name: Lexie Rollings, '21

My Major: Psychology

I loved working with The Hive because... "The Hive gave us space where constructive feedback manifested into more thoughtful solutions.

Project: Sexual Health Resources

Delaney Tax

Name: Delaney Tax, '21

My Major: Ethnic Studies

I loved working with The Hive because... "It gave us a focused space to bounce ideas off of each other and the Hive organizers.