ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“Disasters happen everyday, and you never know when or where they will hit. I want to help communities be more resilient by teaching students of all disciplines mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery tactics. I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it gives me access to a network of students from across the world, and they bring unique perspectives from beyond my city. I can't wait to see what our cohort achieves!”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Emergency Corps @ ASU
Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery is an impossible task to tackle alone. The whole community must be involved in developing resilient infrastructure, but access to public training is limited. The Emergency Corps @ ASU aims to resolve this discrepancy in community knowledge.
The Emergency Corps @ ASU connects students of all disciplinary backgrounds with volunteer, professional, and internship opportunities in emergency management and homeland security. In case of disaster, students deploy within Arizona to provide disaster response and long-term recovery services such as debris removal, sheltering support, and more.
As a relatively new program, here are some of the project's main measurable goals:
- train and enroll 20 new students
- make contact with at least 100 students across campus
- build sustainable programming
- partner with local and state agencies
- identify and partner with stakeholders
- deploy at least once a semester
About the Millennium Fellow
Jazmyne Landes is a senior at Arizona State University (ASU) where she studies Public Service & Public Policy and Emergency Management & Homeland Security. She serves as a mentor and student leader in the Next Generation Service Corps (NGSC), a tri-sector leadership program that leverages sector advantages to develop sustainable solutions for complex social issues. Through NGSC, she is pursuing a Certificate in Cross-Sector Leadership. She is also studying government ethics in disaster response for her undergraduate thesis, using the example of the 1962 Centralia underground mine fire. She hopes to make a positive social impact as a lawyer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Connect with Jazmyne via LinkedIn.