University of San Diego Alumni Award for humanitarian service
She graduated from the University of San Diego in 1994 and is now being given the USD Alumni award for her 20 plus years of humanitarian work. Tracy Reines was in studio this morning to tell us more about her experiences around the world.
Reines is the Regional Director for U.S. Programs for the International Rescue Committee. Reines, an Orange County native, graduated from USD in 1994 and earned master’s degree from Harvard University.
Working for the Red Cross, she became leader in disaster response and has led and supported responses to nearly 200 disasters in 75 countries, overseeing more than $500 million in humanitarian assistance to five million people in need.
She also has worked in the field serving people affected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, and earthquakes in Haiti, Nepal, the Tsunami in Sri Lanka and other disasters.
She is currently Regional Director for the New York-based International Rescue Committee that resettles nearly 15 percent of the refugees to the United States, ensuring they can pursue economic, educational and other opportunities.
Was one of 10 USD honorees recognized for career achievement, contributions to humanitarian causes, service to USD, and athletic success.
She oversaw the distribution of more than $500 million in humanitarian assistance to five million peopled in need. She also worked in the field serving people affected by Hurricane Sandy and earthquakes in Haiti, Nepal and other disasters.
Currently she is Regional Director for U.S. Programs for the International Rescue Committee that resettles nearly 15 percent of U.S. refugees