Kaylin Camile Diaz

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KAYLIN CAMILE DIAZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 3

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“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.

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Yandra Margarita Mariano

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT YANDRA MARGARITA MARIANO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a part of a broad network of young leaders that can help me strengthen my skills. As an aspiring public health official, I feel that the Millennium Fellowship will give me the necessary tools to give back to my community and change the world for the better.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sexual Health Education, Experiences and Knowledge (SHEEK)

The Sexual Health Education, Experiences and Knowledge (SHEEK) study seeks to identify the desired sexual health literacy levels of Indian young adults while addressing the quality and context of their current sexual health education. By identifying current sexual education effectiveness and desired quality of sexual literacy amongst young adults, this study will find points for intervention that can contribute to decreasing negative sexual health outcomes in this population.

Measurable Outcomes:

  • Complete Institutional Review Board Protocol for Florida International University and the Public Health Research Institute of India and have both approved.

  • Begin data collection process for the quantitative part of study

  • Solidify partnerships at other U.S. universities to distribute survey to college students.

  • Expand the data collection to Colombia in order to make this a global health research project.

  • Create a major literature review for each target site

About the Millennium Fellow

Yandra Mariano is a senior studying Psychology at Florida International University. As the lab manager for the Health Disparities and Cultural Identities lab, she has been able to find her true passion for health and social equity. She is also currently a Ronald E. McNair scholar, which allowed her to conduct a fully-funded research project assessing the association between intimate partner violence and gender empowerment. After graduating, Yandra wishes to pursue an MSPH and Ph.D. in public health to eventually conduct global health epidemiological research.

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Page Bachrach

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PAGE BACHRACH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 1

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“I am excited to meet the other Fellows, and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to learn how to head a project of this size and to be able to work on a sustainable development goal."

Millennium Fellowship Project: L.E.A.D

This project aims to provide accessible blood screening and health resources in a target community. I hope that by November 2020 that we will have hosted three events that include blood screen testing.

About the Millennium Fellow

Page Bachrach is a senior at Florida International University, where she studies Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in psychology and criminal justice. Page Bachrach is a research assistant for TRIIIAD laboratories and is secretary of the Chinese Club at F.I.U.

Morgan Porter

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MORGAN PORTER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 11 and UNAI 3

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“This is an amazing opportunity to voice my concerns and actually have an impact on the environmental issues that press the world today. Also working with other students who may have the same concerns and to see other concerns that I might haven't viewed in the same way.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Green Consumers

Main focus is to eliminate plastic waste while informing students on the issue and how they can help to prevent our oceans and marine life from being harmed. Starting in August, I want to hold a meeting with the on-campus representatives for food companies to share our concerns and to start the process to switch our plastic materials to paper goods. Funding will always be an issue, in the being of the school year, a group of devoted students will start to fundraise to help with the cost of switching from plastic to paper. While reaching out to other companies for donations and sponsorship. Another meeting will take place with the first year professors and representatives to start infiltrating the importance of recycling, at least one or two classes of fresh-mans first year course.

About the Millennium Fellow

Morgan Porter is a senior at Florida International University with a major in Biology with interests for studying pediatric care. Morgan is currently the treasurer for GlobeMed at Florida International University, an organization that helps and informs students about other environmental issues. Morgan is passionate about the inequality of students education and the availability to resources, aspiring in the future to start a non-profit organization for education and health.

Michelle Flores

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MICHELLE FLORES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because as an aspiring Behavior Analyst, I understand the impact we can make with giving individuals the tools to succeed. My mission is to break boundaries and provide equal education to the children of our future.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: We are the Future

The "We are the Future" project aims to give teachers and students the resources needed to succeed and prosper in their academic careers. Teachers, across the country, face limits in their classrooms due to the lack of support. This project will help teachers and students excel and strengthen our community.

Measurable goals:

- Spread awareness of the limitations created by economic status within schools
- Work with professors and students to gather donation
- Fundraisers
- Find school/teacher to donate supplies to
- Distribute supplies

About the Millennium Fellow

Michelle Flores is a senior studying Psychology and Religious Studies at Florida International Unversity in Miami, FL. She hopes to become a Behavior Analyst after completing her master's degree. Michelle is passionate about helping others to improve our society.

Janelle Acevedo

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JANELLE ACEVEDO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 1

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“I feel honored to be a Millennium Fellow because it allows me the opportunity to provide service in areas that I am passionate about. It grants me the chance to help other women with problems I've personally faced throughout my life while giving back and engaging with my community. I feel very fortunate to be able to empower women around me. I am excited to become a part of the Millennium Fellowship family and join a group of equally motivated individuals.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Period Project

My project revolves around breaking the taboos of menstruation and providing necessary products for women in college. These products are being taxed as luxuries and can be difficult to afford for college students. The project gives period advice and tips that many girls may not know because it may have been a taboo topic in their homes. The objective of this project is to spread awareness and provide resources for women on campus. I hope to be able to connect with 150-200 women on campus that need these items. I will collect feminine hygiene products and distribute them at a campus event and send whatever remains at women's centers and shelters. I plan to distribute at least 50-70 goody bags consisting of pads, tampons, panty liners, etc. At the event, there will be stations with period facts, tips, and resources they can use and share with others.

About the Millennium Fellow

Janelle Acevedo is a junior at Florida International University pursuing Anthropology. She was born in Miami, Florida. Her family immigrated to the United States during "La Guerra de Chamorro" in which they were drafting young boys from their homes. As the oldest sister of five children, Janelle learned to be a leader and take action at a young age. She's currently interning at the Women's Center at her university where she assists with hygiene product donation request letters, sexual assault awareness, and women empowerment events around campus.

Connect with Janelle via Instagram & LinkedIn.

Carolina Echeverri

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CAROLINA ECHEVERRI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 6

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“I am very excited to be part of this amazing program, because I believe that this will help me grow personally and professionally, whilst also giving back to my community. As a person who has always been blessed with everything I need and want, starting from a young age I decided to help others who might have not gotten these opportunities. The Millennium Fellowship will allow me to take a step closer into promoting the respect of human rights, the urge for world peace and the necessity for gender equality in all aspects.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Women in Medicine and STEM

The 'Women in Medicine and STEM' project is dedicated to generating consciousness about the perception people have regarding the gender which they associate with medicine and STEM. While understanding that this is still problematic in the XXI century, people will be encouraged to be open-minded about the equal capabilities of genders when performing in these and other fields of study and research.

Aims of the project:

  • Create flyers for the FIU campus in order to promote inform students about the problems that women face in the fields of medicine and STEM.

  • Unite with 1 organization on campus, which will help promote gender equality through activities.

  • Identify what other areas of study are having these types of gender inequality problems.

  • Inform the different Colleges affected by gender inequality about this, in order to further help improve the motivation of students entering university when choosing their area of study.

About the Millennium Fellow

Carolina Echeverri Valle was born in Boynton Beach, then moved to Houston, followed by England and later to Colombia. Graduating from a small school in Colombia, she had the opportunity to participate in many leadership positions, ranging from Secretary General at her school's Model UN, to building a house in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia's capital.

After finishing high school, she decided to attend Florida International University and study international relations. Her desire has always been to help promote and defend the rights of different communities around the world. Currently, she is a sophomore, passionate about human rights, equality and world peace. She hopes to be a positive change in the world.

Connect with Carolina via Instagram & LinkedIn.

Alexandra Ruiz

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ALEXANDRA RUIZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 10 and UNAI 7

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“If I can make even the smallest change, even if it’s as small as throwing a pebble in an ocean, I will still see some ripple forming and change happening. And maybe someone will see me, and also throw their pebble, and then that will continue on as change grows. As a Millennium Fellow, I hope to spark this change, and spark a fire in others to create their own change.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mapping Racial Fluency in South Miami

This research project hopes to map racial fluency within family structures centered in local Miami neighborhoods. Racial fluency and etiquette starts within the family and generates power as it unconsciously moves through generations. We constantly are confronted with racial discourse in the macro level, but rarely understand or study it on a micro level in the familial framework. Through close examinations of interviews, family hierarchies, and research institutionalized racism within the United States, I argue that the best way to tackle racial injustices is to begin where socialization starts: in the family. Our research will utilize participant observations, interviews, and survey analysis to develop a program where people feel safe to talk about race and the impact it has on their lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Alexandra Ruiz is a Senior at Florida International University pursuing her BA in Anthropology with a certificate in Leadership Studies. She is passionate about nonprofit and community development initiatives that will motivate citizens to make changes in their community. Through research oriented activism and as a DACA student, she believes she can make an impact within her community. She was recently awarded a fellowship with the Global Learning Department from FIU as a researcher.

When she graduates from FIU, she is interested in pursuing her Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Education, understanding that education is the key to creating change within her community.

Connect with Alexandra via Instagram & LinkedIn.

Afsaana Kiara Mohammed

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AFSAANA KIARA MOHAMMED, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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Millennium Fellowship Project: Born Different Advocate Alliance

The Born Different Advocate Alliance (BDAA) is a student-run organization at Florida International University (FIU), pending 501(c)(3) verification. The BDAA's mission statement is to ensure all students with disabilities have access to quality education and equal opportunities by providing peer tutoring services at high schools and career-related workshops at colleges across the United States.

Measurable Goals:

  • Hold at least four on-campus events with two of them in collaboration with potential nonprofit sponsors.

  • Bridge the gap between abled and disabled students by encouraging participation in volunteer opportunities and hosting an event for the community to attend.

  • Support FIU in its efforts to become a more inclusive and accessible environment for all students by listening to the needs of those with disabilities.

  • Expand the impact of the BDAA by opening its first high school chapter

  • Become verified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit within the state of Florida

About the Millennium Fellow

Afsaana Kiara Mohammed is an undergraduate student double majoring in International Relations and Political Science at Florida International University in Miami, Florida USA. She is pursuing a certificate in Peace Corps Prep and Middle Eastern Studies. Upon graduation, Kiara plans to earn a Master's degree in International Relations.

She is passionate about empowering young girls, protecting the environment and equal opportunities for all persons. Her main goal is to become a role model for the youth in her community as a young individual using her platform to speak out on some of the issues that affect them.

Afsaana Kiara Mohammed receives an award on behalf of her organization, the Born Different Advocate Alliance, which honored its efforts in creating a more inclusive environment on campus and help connect disabled students with equal educational and career-related opportunities.

Afsaana Kiara Mohammed receives an award on behalf of her organization, the Born Different Advocate Alliance, which honored its efforts in creating a more inclusive environment on campus and help connect disabled students with equal educational and career-related opportunities.

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Adeline Cieslak

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ADELINE CIESLAK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Flordia International University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 11 and UNAI 9

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“Beside my passion for being involved within the intelligence community, my participation within the Millennium Fellowship will help gain connections that will ensure sustainability in our local communities.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainable Eco Project

A sustainable development project for local beach cleanups to ensure a safe and clean environment.

About the Millennium Fellow

Adeline Cieslak is a transfer student going into her third year of her undergraduate degree: international relations. She is very excited for the journey to come and to experiment the connection and hard work with peers and projects. She is currently enrolled in an intelligence fellowship program that enhances direct connection and opportunities to work within the intelligence community. Now with this new opportunity, will open doors that will give her access to many more projects and successes.

Connect with Adeline via Instagram.