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.
“I’m excited to be a Millennium Fellow because as an activist in my community, I understand that the work we accomplish for the Sustainable Development Goals is essential in pushing forward to achieve equality all over the world.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: LGBTQA Awareness @FIU
My project revolves around research based questions in the form of surveys and interviews that I will be conducting with students and FIU faculty/staff on what they believe is beneficial for the LGBTQA community on campus and what the goals of our social justice oriented departments should look like. From this, I will be able to tailor certain events and social gatherings or simply find topics that they feel should be addressed and bring them up to FIU departments and collaborators that will be willing to hear these ideas and incorporate them into their curriculum, organization, department, and so on. My goal is to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment on campus and bringing new and innovative ways to address these topics and bringing to light some of the new and more current topics that the LGBTQA population is facing both in Miami and in the U.S. in general.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kaylin Diaz is a senior at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, in the United States. Kaylin is majoring in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies along with attaining a Pre-Law Certificate. Kaylin is very passionate about human rights issues and finds pride in being an activist and social justice warrior for LGBTQA+ rights, women's rights, immigrant rights, and topics of mental health. She aspires to one day become a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations.