Creative Collaboration

Pitzer Hive Fellows Make Social Impact Through Human-Centered Design

At the Hive, you fall in love with the problem, not the solution. The Claremont Colleges’ Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (known as the Hive) taught this motto to its seven Summer Design Fellows—six of whom are Pitzer College students—as they pursued projects to promote student health in a variety of ways. From improving eating culture to helping students ground themselves in their environment to creating more inclusive sex education, the fellows are applying the Hive’s human-centered design to make a positive social impact.

Learn more about how Hive fellows—Pitzer students Daniel Bonilla ’25, Paul Grandchamp ’24, Mahren Hudson ’23, Jonah Ifcher ’24, Tommy Shenoi ’24, and Max Sweeney ’23, and Claremont McKenna student Perce Alvarez CMC’25—spent their summer creatively collaborating.