David Hodge is a freshman Computer Science student and Capstone Scholar at the University of South Carolina. David grew up in Columbia and graduated from Spring Valley High School, where he lettered in both varsity baseball and cross-country. Last summer, David built an iPhone app for IT-ology as part of a student internship. Currently, he is working at the local tech startup, 52Inc, developing iOS mobile apps.

David has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and he enjoys reading books about business – but he doesn’t spend all of his time indoors. He is a certified scuba diver, as well as an experienced camper and backpacker. David is an Eagle Scout, and in 2012, he completed a challenging two-week 80-mile hike in Philmont, New Mexico. His most recent adventure was going skydiving in Chester, SC. When he’s not developing apps or spending time outdoors, David enjoys making music. He’s played trombone and guitar for 7 years, as well as piano for 3 years. David likes to be productive and wants to make the most of each day. If you run into him around Columbia, he’ll always have something positive to say.