Charlie is a graduating senior majoring in Economics and minoring in Statistics. He was born and raised in Manteno, IL. In his free time he likes watching films, watching basketball, reading, and playing soccer. This is Charlie’s first semester with Design U, and his favorite part of it has been being able to volunteer his time for a local small business and getting to know his team.
Ruben is a sophomore majoring in Economics and minoring in Business Management at the UMN. He was born and raised in Mexico city and has also lived in Manitoba, Canada and now resides in Minnetonka, MN. In his free time he likes to do anything that relates to sports. This is Ruben’s first semester in Design U, and his favorite part of it is coming together as a group and helping a small organization grow and expand.
Ben is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and minoring in Business Analytics. He is from Fridley, MN. In his free time he likes reading and playing sports. This is Ben’s first semester with Design U, and his favorite part of it is getting to put his skills into action and work with a team.
Olivia is a Freshman studying Retail Merchandising at UMN, and she is originally from Green Bay, WI. This is her second semester in Design U, and her first semester serving as a project lead. Olivia started her Design U career in the D.U.C.C. division in Fall of 2019, and will be taking over as the D.U.C.C. Director in Fall of 2020. One of Olivia’s favorite parts of Design U is working with a diverse group of students and learning design skills outside of her major.