- Social Innovation Fellowship
Meera Kurup is a rising sophomore from Nashua, New Hampshire, concentrating in Computer Science and Public Policy at Brown. Since middle school, she has been an avid technology student, involved in organizations such as the National Center for Women & IT and awarded NH Tech Student of the Year. She also has a passion for helping others, and volunteered at a senior center as the Poetry Club Coordinator, where she met many residents who suffered from memory loss diseases like Alzheimer’s. They inspired her to create an app, ALZSPoetry, which connects family members and Alzheimer's patients through poetry.
In her local school district she noticed the lack of girls interested in STEM due to stigma. Seeing this, Meera designed a program in her community, CodeIT Girls, to teach coding and inspire young girls from K-5 to pursue technology. At Brown, she’s the Women in Computer Science coordinator, Entrepreneurship Program's Tech Team member, and on dance teams Impulse and Badmaash. In the future, she plans on pursuing technology and social entrepreneurship.