Maria Rose Belding
Co-founder/executive director of the MEANS Database, L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth 2015 Honoree
Maria Rose Belding is a (mostly) reformed high school math class nap-taker and co-founder/executive director of the MEANS Database. Now a college sophomore, Maria Rose is a nationally published writer on hunger and poverty, and the resources she developed for high schoolers tackling food insecurity are in the hands of more than a thousand students in schools in nine countries. She was recognized as a L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth in 2015 for making an extraordinary difference in her community.