Hibes Galeano Rivas, E-Scholar 2008-2010
Hibes Galeano is a senior at the College of Saint Benedict majoring in Management. She was born and raised in El Salvador, a small country in Central America. Technology is one of her fascinations; she loves to see what is new and how technology is changing life as we know it. Hibes and her business partner, Libby McMurray are working towards the launch of The Beehive, a website in which CSBSJU students will be able to sell and buy items within the community. Hibes and Libby have joined forces with senior Computer Science major, Alex Helwig, who is currently developing this website as his Honors Thesis project. They look forward to launch this venture by the end of the Spring 2010.
The E-Scholars program has given Hibes real life experiences through travels to San Francisco, China and Hong Kong and by presenting her venture to successful alums who have given her valuable feedback to improve The Beehive and ensure its success. Hibes looks forward to graduating this May 2010 and use the skills and lessons learnt during her college experience to become a successful business woman.