Harold H. Hines Fellow Brings Genevieve Nielsen '10 to Campus

This month, we were excited to welcome back one of our alums to campus as this year’s Harold H. Hines Fellow, Genevieve Nielsen ʼ10. She is the co-founder of mRelief, whose mission is “to restore dignity by transforming access to social services.”
Nielsen is a web developer who writes code for web and text messaging tools to modernize public assistance in America. She observed the breakdown of government support systems in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and saw a need for better mechanisms to enable accessibility to assistance programs for those who were previously unable to get them.
During her talk, she shared with 6th-12th graders the many obstacles she faced and how many times she heard “No,” but she persisted and has created a website that has helped to unlock $65,502,120 in SNAP Benefits. She also spoke about the importance of service and how it has helped play such a significant role in her journey to where she is today.  
Thank you to Mary Pick Hines ʼ49 and her family for all they have done to make this possible.
Pictured: Clifford Young, Genevieve Nielsen ’10, Anne Hines Young ’77 and Mary Pick Hines ’49.
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