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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