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 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.