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 honored to be a Millennium Fellow and to have the chance to work with my peers on our respective projects. I am excited to see how our collaboration enhances our work in ways that could not happen if we were working alone.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Social Network Analysis in the Bellbird Biological Corridor
Sarah is conducting a social network analysis in the Bellbird Biological Corridor in Costa Rica. The corridor is a mixed-use conservation area aiming to engage landowners, conservation organizations, and the government in an effort to preserve forest cover and connect wildlife habitats. The research, which focuses on conservation and community development organizations, will evaluate and quantify the strength of the social network, identify key players, and explore how connections between people can be leveraged to improve conservation outcomes.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sarah McLean is a senior at Furman University majoring in Sustainability Science and Spanish. She is originally from Winston-Salem, NC. She has held internships working in sustainability, food security, and poverty alleviation, and she is passionate about connecting these topics in the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.